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Liverpool hero Barnes: Keeping Solskjaer best option Man Utd has

Liverpool hero John Barnes believes Manchester United should stick with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Solskjaer is under pressure after Sunday's 5-0 home defeat by Liverpool.

"I don't think a better coach will come in at this moment in time," Barnes told BonusCodeBets.co.uk.

"Ole has to be given an opportunity to turn it around. That is what United have to now focus on: not the individuals but the balance of the team and the responsibility of the players.

"The players know when they lose they're not going to get the blame and it's going to be Ole's fault. Antonio Conte is out there but Solskjaer is in the job. I would never call for a manger to be sacked - I always look to the players and think they have to take responsibility.

"If a new manager comes in and they start to perform, why weren't they performing under Ole. It's too easy to blame the manager. Guardiola, Klopp, Tuchel and Pochettino are probably the best around but they're in jobs.

"Conte's the only one out of work who could come in, but I don't think there are many big name managers out there. It might have to be someone else with a good reputation."


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