People can’t wait to ‘throw knives’ at Man Utd boss Solskjaer, says ex-Red Devl

Paul Parker reckons Manchester United are the victims of a "witch hunt", in particular manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Norwegian has had to endure his fair share of criticism since taking charge of the Old Trafford helm in December 2018.

Solskjaer appears to have become accustomed to the vehement criticism that comes his way, especially after his team suffers a setback.

This season has been no different, with the former Molde chief being maligned after his side's league setbacks against Crystal Palace and Tottenham.

Former United ace Parker believes the flak Solskjaer receives is unwarranted and reckons it largely stems from people not liking the fact he's in charge of the Red Devils.

“There is a witch hunt against Manchester United in certain ways,” Parker told talkSPORT.

“People are looking at a situation that’s happening there within the club and their hierarchy.

“There’s a massive issue against Ole Gunnar [Solskjaer] being manager of Manchester United.

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“There’s a lot of people who can’t wait to throw knives every time United lose a game. They’ll never pat him on the back for winning a game of football, but they’ll throw knives at him when he loses.

“He’s a good fit for Manchester United at this moment in time. They needed somebody like that when Jose Mourinho went.

“They needed someone who was going to put the club first and look at every area that needed the soft touch and a bit of a cuddle.”

Solskjaer's troops will be back in action this evening, welcoming their Premier League and top-four rivals Chelsea to Old Trafford.

The former United hitman will be able to call on the services of skipper Harry Maguire for the visit of the Blues as the England defender has recovered from the slight muscle problem that kept him out of their midweek victory over Paris Saint-Germain

Deadline day signing Edinson Cavani will also be in line to start against the west Londoners.

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