Premier League giants Manchester United were defeated by league leaders Liverpool on Matchday 23 of the Premier League. With United’s defeat, a massive debate has emerged over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s time at Old Trafford. Former United captain Roy Keane is opposing his stay while former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher is demanding more time for the manager.
"Give him time. Give the man time. I'd give Ole certainly another year."— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 19, 2020
It's getting a little heated! 🤣
Roy Keane and @Carra23 clash over Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.... pic.twitter.com/L8UGDW6o0x
During a post-match analysis of United’s defeat against Liverpool, Roy Keane and Jamie Carragher got involved in a heated exchange while discussing about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Former United star Roy Keane was debating against the Norwegian international continuing at Old Trafford. On the other hand, former Liverpool player Jamie Carragher did not agree with Keane’s thoughts and demanded more time for Solskjaer.
Jamie Carragher cited the example of former Manchester United managers David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho, stating that they were not given enough time to prove themselves at Old Trafford. While Roy Keane seemed to agree with Jamie Carragher's thoughts on the former managers, he was not in favour of Solskjaer continuing any further at the club.
Jurgen Klopp’s men took an early lead in the game at Anfield when Virgil van Dijk scored a towering header in the 14th minute, courtesy of a cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold. Liverpool were dominant for most of the first half, with two goals denied due to offsides for the Reds. In the 41st minute, United midfielder Andreas Pereira came close to equalising for the Reds but failed to capitalize on a tap-in. While United came with an attacking mindset in the second half, the players failed to score past Alisson Becker, but ultimately conceded again in the injury time of the game when Mohamed Salah scored from a counter-attack, to extend their lead in the Premier League.
Manchester City had to settle for a draw against Crystal Palace, while Liverpool’s subsequent victory against Manchester United has further extended Liverpool's lead, bagging 64 points, with a game in hand. United are fifth in the league, five points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea.