Manchester United chief Ed Woodward is reluctant to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the current moment in time.
The Norwegian has seen his team lose six of their last 12 matches across all competitions, massively damaging their hopes of a trophy in the process. But Ed Woodward’s comments in September suggest the Red Devils are reluctant to wield the axe at the current moment in time.
United look lost at present, with the club already out of the Carabao Cup and nine points behind Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table.
Had it not been for Ronaldo, they’d likely already be out of the Champions League, too.
With United going from bad to worse, many fans have been calling on Solskjaer to lose his job.
But the club are determined not to rush into anything, despite admiring the likes of Brendan Rodgers, Mauricio Pochettino, Erik Ten Hag and Ralf Rangnick.
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And comments from Woodward may shed some light on their current stance.
Speaking in September, at a time where results were first beginning to worsen under Solskjaer, the United supremo made it clear they had a ‘firm commitment’ to the 48-year-old, meaning his sacking would be a difficult one for the club to do.
“We significantly strengthened the squad over the summer, with the addition of Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane, Jadon Sancho and Tom Heaton,” he said at the time.
“These signings have demonstrated our continued ability to attract some of the world’s best footballers to Old Trafford, and our firm commitment to helping Ole deliver success on the pitch.
“Furthermore, we recently sold Dan James to Leeds for a fee of £25 million, plus add-ons.