The former England international was sacked on Monday, and if the board had a different opinion, Solskjaer may have found himself in a similar position.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted he was thankful that after Manchester United stayed with him through ‘patchy stretches,’ he did not find himself in the same condition as Frank Lampard.
Following a streak of bad form that leaves the Blues sitting in ninth in the league having already lost six times, Lampard was sacked as Chelsea boss on Monday.
After United’s weak start to the campaign, Solskjaer found himself under similar pressure at the start of the season, but the Norwegian’s place was never seriously threatened.
“It’s not really for me to comment too much on that one,” said Solskjaer about Lampard’s sacking.
“Of course, one thing I know for sure is Frank doesn’t want any of us to feel sorry for him. I know his character and mentality and I’m sure he’ll bounce back and have a very good managerial career.
“He went through a patchy spell, a short spell, but not long ago they were top of the league. It’s the first dip of form they really had under Frank so I’m a little bit surprised but it’s not my job to comment on what’s happened at Chelsea.”