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“If Solskjær can…” Man United legend DEMANDS INEOS give him Erik ten Hag’s job



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Manchester United’s legendary striker Dwight Yorke has demanded that INEOS give him Erik ten Hag’s job, citing Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s employment.

Dwight Yorke joined Manchester United in 1998 from Aston Villa and quickly made a significant impact in his debut season. He formed a prolific striking partnership with Andy Cole and led the team to an unprecedented treble in the 1998-1999 season when United won the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League in historic fashion.

Yorke’s contributions were vital, particularly in the Champions League, where his goals and assists were crucial in key matches, including the dramatic semi-final against Juventus. He ended the season as the top scorer in the Premier League, showcasing his prowess as a forward.

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Over his four-year stint with Manchester United, Yorke helped the team secure three consecutive Premier League titles from 1998 to 2001. His consistent performance and ability to score in critical moments cemented his reputation as one of the league’s top strikers.

Yorke’s time at Manchester United concluded in 2002, but his legacy at the club is enduring. He scored a total of 65 goals in 147 appearances, leaving a lasting impression with his flair, technical ability, and knack for scoring important goals.

Now, the 52-year-old has demanded that he be given his chance to manage United, a job that shall be decided by INEOS and those they have appointed at the club, as he knows what it takes.

“The kind of character, the way I come across, know how to coach, the little learning experience I’ve got, the people I’m going to bring in to make that football club better in my backroom staff is very important,” Yorke told the Daily Mail.

“Manchester United is a job you can’t turn down. It’s too big a job. The DNA of football has been there. I’ve proved that I can manage in a short space of time in winning that [the Australia Cup].

“Trust me, if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can manage, I definitely could be a manager.”

Speaking further, he explains that he feels his doubters have been “moving the goalposts” on what he must do to become a successful manager. his only experience as a manager so far has been a seven-month stint at Australian club Macarthur, where he won the club their first silverware but left following a ‘furious dressing room tirade’, according to the report. 

“Every time I’ve done what they’ve asked me, they seem to be moving the goalposts. Other people who have done far less in the game in the management department are getting three, four, five chances. It’s crazy,” he continued.

|There is not a job that’s going that I’m not trying to get. “These are things that have been posed to me: ‘You don’t have your licence. You don’t have any experience’ – went and got my experience, won a cup. 

“Now they say, ‘You don’t know the league, you’ve never managed in the league.’ That’s the next thing.”

He added: ‘My first managerial experience, which a lot of people don’t know, I managed in front of 75,000 people in Sydney against a Barcelona all-star team. So I was thrown in at the deep end and shown straight away… that game ended up 3-2, a game we could easily have won that night. 

“It shows what you can do and bring to the team, but until you’ve got those chances, you never know, right? People are always going to put question marks over you.”