Manchester United news: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must ‘clear out bad apples’ before signing any new players, says Tim Sherwood

Tim Sherwood believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to be ruthless when the transfer window opens and do whatever it takes to get players he can’t trust out the club.

The huge cloud of gloom and uncertainty is back over Old Trafford with the club currently on their worst run of results in over 50 years.

United were beaten 2-0 at home by derby rivals Manchester City on Wednesday to inflict on them a seventh defeat from nine matches.

The team’s dreadful recent form has sparked big doubts over the futures of a number of big-name players, while Solskjaer’s future in charge is also unclear despite only being appointed permanent manager just weeks ago.

The likes of Paul Pogba, Alexis Sanchez, David de Gea, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford have all come under fire for their recent performances and have all been linked with moves away from the club this summer.

Some have claimed there is a poisonous atmosphere within the United dressing room, with former captain Roy Keane saying following Wednesday’s derby defeat: “These are the same players that threw [Jose] Mourinho under the bus, and they will do exactly the same to Ole.”

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