Roy Hodgson, manager of Watford, believes that even if Manchester United had not sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, they would still be in contention for a top-four finish this season.
On Saturday afternoon, Watford will go to Old Trafford to face Manchester United, and manager Roy Hodgson has admitted that the club's season is over.
After a dismal 4-1 defeat at Vicarage Road, Manchester United terminated Ole Gunnar Solskjaer less than 24 hours later. With less than two-thirds of the season remaining, Liverpool's 5-1 loss to Hertfordshire marked a turning point for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was six points adrift of the Champions League places.
If you look at Manchester United's league record after they fired manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, they have only lost once. This shows that the club was correct to sack the former striker.
Under the guidance of new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, though, Hodgson remains certain that Manchester United will be playing Champions League football in 2019.
According to Hodgson, "I think they've been fairly decent," he stated in an interview with Hertfordshire Live. There has been a period of steady growth, to be honest. " Under Ole, I thought they were fairly stable. To put it another way, they're still a long shot to finish in the top four.
And he went on to say, "I know how good a manager and thinker about the game Ralf is.
"As a result, I'm fairly certain he'll have the team operating in an extremely organized and detailed manner."