Alan Shearer tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer what he must do to save Manchester United job

Alan Shearer has told under-pressure Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that several things must change for him to stay put as Manchester United’s manager.

United return to Premier League action against Tottenham this afternoon (5.30pm) – but the dust has yet to really settle on THAT heavy and humiliating 5-0 defeat to bitter rivals Liverpool.

It’s a result which might still have drastic consequences for Solskjaer and his position at the helm.

However, the Norwegian and his misfiring United team have been given another opportunity in north London.

Speaking ahead of that showdown, pundit and former Newcastle striker Shearer has identified the key areas that supporters want to see improvement in, while the Match of the Day regular also suggested they deserve every bit of criticism that has been ‘chucked at them’ in the aftermath of the Liverpool game.

Speaking to BBC 5 Live Sport, pundit Shearer said: “Something has to change because there’s no way they can give that performance again. Several things have to change, actually. Attitude is one of them, work-rate.

“All of those basic things that, whatever salary you’re on, have to come as normal. That has to be the start.

“It would’ve been a tough week for everyone at Manchester United, because of the criticism that’s been chucked at them and their manager. Rightly so. You have to accept that and get on with it.

“There was no hiding from it, they got absolutely battered.”

Shearer added: “They’ve been given another chance and you always get that as a football player. They’re playing for their manager’s future. Let’s see if they want to keep their manager.

“People can accept being beaten, but what fans can’t accept is when they don’t try, when there was a lack of effort, when there was a lack of professionalism, a lack of organisation.

“There was everything in that performance that fans hate. If you’re going to be beaten, there’s a way to be beaten. I think fans will accept being beaten if you roll your sleeves up and give it a right good go.”

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