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McGrath: Rodgers would be better Man Utd manager than Solskjaer

Manchester United FA Cup winner Paul McGrath says he'll never be convinced by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer until a title is won.

The Irishman wrote for the Sunday World: "So would you rather have Brendan Rodgers or Ole Gunnar Solskjaer managing your team?

"It's a question we might get an answer to this afternoon as Leicester and Manchester United lock horns in what promises to be an intriguing FA Cup quarter-final at the King Power Stadium.

"Personally, I'd have to say Rodgers is the manager you would have more faith in, and that's not because I have anything against Solskjaer.

"Brendan has done well everywhere he has been in his career, as he very nearly led Liverpool to the Premier League title back in 2014, and then won trophies galore at Celtic.

"As for Solskjaer, he is still waiting to win his first trophy as he edges towards his second full season at United. And the wait needs to end this season, if he is to banish the notion that he is lacking the experience required for such a massive job.

"Given my United connections, I want Ole to succeed and I'd be delighted if the scepticism I have about his decision-making is banished in the next few weeks, but there will be doubts about Solskjaer until we see him with silverware in his hands.

"An FA Cup win and a second-place finish in the Premier League would be a successful season for United, but only because expectations have been diluted at the club in recent years.

"In my time at United, I thought we were doing quite well when we finished second in the old First Division and won the FA Cup, but Alex Ferguson then came in as manager and let us all know that second place was a failure.

"I was one of the players shown the door as he changed the culture of the club and introduced a winning mentality that served United so well for the two decades that followed.

"Yet it seems United are not showing that level of ambition right now – and this explains why so many fans are not sure whether Solskjaer is the man to lead them."

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