“When you’re in charge of Manchester United, you have to win games” – Guardiola’s verdict on Ole’s sack

Obiajulu Chiagoziem

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has wished Ole Gunnar Solskajaer well in the future following his relief of managerial duties at old Trafford due to slacking form in tactics and plays.

Ole Gunnar Solskajaer’s dismissal was announced yesterday Sunday as the club’s management parted ways with the Norwegian, just a month to his third year anniversary as Manchester United manager.

The management acted immediately following the humiliating defeat at the vicarage stadium of Watford, where the red devils lost to a 4:1 final score.

The defeat didn’t go well with the management since it was United’s fifth in seven top-flight matches, a dire run that includes a 2-0 reverse at home to City a little over two weeks ago.

Given the often brutal nature of football, Guardiola claimed he could easily have been the manager to have been sacked had City lost that recent meeting with rivals United.

“I wish him all the best, it was a pleasure to face him,” the Catalan coach said following Sunday’s 3-0 win over Everton.

“He beat me more than I wanted, but he knows when you’re in charge of a team like United you have to win otherwise you’re in trouble.

“I’m sitting here because we won, otherwise it would be another person sitting here. I hope one day we can see each other again. I wish him all the best.”

Manchester City are comfortably grabbing on points as in succession win Everton after defeating Manchester United before the international break.

They’re presently sitting on the second position, just three points away from the league toppers Chelsea.

Raheem Sterling scored an opening goal of the match against Everton, as Rodri and Bernador Silva scored suit.

It was Sterling’s first league goal since August and Guardiola is hopeful it will boost the England international’s confidence.

“He needed that and in the first half he was an important player,” Guardiola said. “He scored a brilliant goal, from an exceptional pass from Joao again.

“He played a good game in what could have been a difficult one, because they defended really well.” he concluded.