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Alan Brazil exclusive: Solskjaer must avoid bad run or risk Man Utd dismissal

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be sacked if Manchester United go on a bad run of losses, former Red Devils striker Alan Brazil has claimed.

The Red Devils' season so far can been defined as a rollercoaster which sees them sitting in 9th on the table with 16 points after nine games.

Solskjaer's side have won their past two league matches in unconvincing style, a 1-0 battle with West Bromwich Albion and memorable come-from-behind rally against Southampton.

The Champions League has equally tumultuous, with a stunning win over RB Leipzig coupled with a shock loss to Istanbul Basaksehir.

A loss to PSG on Thursday leaves United needing a least a draw against Leipzig next week to secure a spot in the knockout rounds.

It seems Solskjaer has done little to quell the noise surrounding his future at Old Trafford.

He is the club's fourth manager since Sir Alex Ferguson's two-decade long rein ended in 2013.

When asked about his former club's troubles since Fergie departed, in an exclusive interview with, Brazil replied: "Fergie bossed with an iron-hand, let's not forget that.

"It's a different era. But he did. He was so strong, nobody would take him on. Look at the players he got rid of. Stam, get out. Beckham, get out. He didn't care. He wouldn't put up. You either do it my way or there's the highway, see you later.

"But the game has changed. Klopp has done a wonderful job, and it looks like the players love Pep as well. Jose has that spark in his eye again, getting the best out of that Tottenham squad. So it is a fascinating Premier League right now.

"So from a Manchester United point of view, they have got to get on a run. It's the only way Ole can keep his job. Without a doubt. There's absolutely no doubt that if United go on a bad run, they will pull the plug on Ole.

"I didn't know if I was Ole was strong enough for job, I thought it was too big for him. Then I changed my mind a little bit towards the end of last season, I thought he's proven me wrong here. But at United you're only three games away from the sack.

"And he has somehow got to find his best balance and his best squad. Maguire is coming back, which helps, De Gea has started playing great again. All these things make up the jigsaw. And you can go on a run, I hope he does."

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