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Sir Jim Ratcliffe agrees with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s smart Man United comparison amid big decision



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Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Ole Gunnar Solskjær are both of the same opinion that Manchester United should be looking at building a new stadium.

Old Trafford has been United’s home for over 100 years, but with new leadership in INEOS, there are now discussions about a potential move for the club to compete with others.

The likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid have both recently made huge stadium decisions, and that could be coming United’s way soon.

According to the Telegraph, Ratcliffe is considering the idea that United should build a new stadium, instead of expanding the current Old Trafford, with ideas of having the “Wembley of the North” in mind.

However, this is a decision that splits the opinions of many fans, none less than the regular match-going supporters who truly appreciate the history that Old Trafford offers.

Former manager and player of the club Ole Gunnar Solskjær does agree with the idea that United have to “move with the times” though.

Whilst the Norweigan accepted that the history of the stadium is important, he brought up the switch from The Cliff to Carrington as an example where you have to make the necessary decisions.

“We have to move with the times and at the moment something has to happen,” he said, via Reuters. “It’s either renovation or a new stadium because we’re falling behind if we’re staying in the same place we have.

“It’s going to divide fans for sure, because history is important. But we traded The Cliff (training ground), which was iconic for United and the Busby Babes, with Carrington.

“It looks like we might have to build a new stadium.”