‘Now it’s D-Day’: Rio Ferdinand says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer MUST deliver trophies for Manchester United this season or face the sack after Champions League bid starts with defeat at Young Boys 

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  • Manchester United lost their first Champions League group stage to the Young Boys
  • The defeat is also Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side’s first defeat of the new season
  • Rio Ferdinand warns Solskjaer that he will have to give away trophies this season or he will be gone
  • Ex-United defender claims Norwegian lacks winning experience

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Rio Ferdinand believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will face dismissal at Manchester United if he does not hand out trophies this season after the Red Devils lost to the Young Boys on Tuesday.

Solskjaer’s side was deservedly defeated by the Young Boys in their first Champions League group stage match of the season, after being dominated by the Swiss side for 90 minutes.

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United took the lead through Cristiano Ronaldo but Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s first-half red card changed the course of the game, with the resilient Young Boys scoring twice after half-time, through a Jesse Lingard mistake. The 95-minute winner was also included.

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Rio Ferdinand says Man United will leave if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doesn’t win trophy

The Red Devils suffered their first defeat of the season on Tuesday - a 2-1 loss to the Young Boys

The Red Devils suffered their first defeat of the season on Tuesday – a 2-1 loss to the Young Boys

The result represented United’s first defeat of the season and after being knocked out of the Champions League in the group stages the previous season, Ferdinand increased the pressure on Red Devils Solskjaer, reiterating that the Norwegian had yet to prove that he There is a trophy winning manager. .

“Of all the managers in the top four, Ole has not proved that he can win at this level,” Ferdinand told BT Sport on Tuesday night. ‘They have done what they have been asked to do up to this point. Now it is D-Day.

‘It’s their squad, shaped by them, an amazing transfer window has just gone out, bringing in winners, people who can change the culture of this club.

United were going to have a good season with the inclusion of Rafael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo

United were going to have a good season with the inclusion of Rafael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo

‘Now he will be judged properly. Now you have to convert it into trophies and if he doesn’t then his head will be on the chopping block like any other manager.’

The Red Devils are set to enjoy a decent season this summer after making high-profile signings like Ronaldo, Rafael Varane and Jadon Sancho.

Solskjaer’s side have enjoyed a good start to the season, claiming victories over Leeds, Wolves and Newcastle which means they are currently at the top of the Premier League.

Ferdinand claims Solskjaer will have 'his head on the chopping board' if he doesn't deliver

Ferdinand claims Solskjaer will have ‘his head on the chopping board’ if he doesn’t deliver

United got off to a good start in Switzerland but Aaron Wan-Bissaka's straight red card changed the tie

United got off to a good start in Switzerland but Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s straight red card changed the tie

United started their evening brilliantly in Switzerland when Ronaldo scored his third goal in two games since joining the club from Juventus last month, but matters soon turned sour in Bern.

Wan-Bissaka was dismissed for a high tackle on Young Boys Christopher Martins and United were second-best against their opponents since that time.

Moumi Ngamalu went past Rafael Varane with just 25 minutes to restore parity for the Swiss side, before Jordan Sibacheau picked up Lingard’s poor backpass for David de Gea to seal the victory in the final victory of the game. .

Jesse Lingard's (above) poor backpass gifted the Young Boys a 95-minute winner Tuesday night

Jesse Lingard’s (above) poor backpass gifted the Young Boys a 95-minute winner Tuesday night

United, who also have Europa League winners and free-scoring Italian side Atalanta, crashed out of the Champions League group stage last year, joining Paris Saint-Germain, Istanbul Basaksehir and RB Leipzig.

Reacting to the result on the final whistle, Ferdinand indicated United were not ‘on their game’ on Tuesday night and lamented the errors of his former side in Switzerland.

Ferdinand had said earlier on Tuesday: ‘It’s busksehir again. This is a big mistake from Jesse.

‘Wherever you go in Europe, you have to focus on your game. It was a poor tackle from Wan-Bissaka and the game completely turned its head.

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