Manchester United have been on a poor run of form and have slipped to sixth in the Premier League following defeats by bitter rivals Liverpool and Manchester City
Press conference with Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ahead of his side’s Premier League match against Manchester City
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly waiting to be sacked amid claims it’s a case of when not if for the Manchester United boss.
The Red Devils have been on a poor run of form and have slipped to sixth in the Premier League following defeats by bitter rivals Liverpool and Manchester City.
But the Norwegian is rapidly losing the support of Man United fans and there are reports that the dressing room is also starting to turn on the Red Devils boss.
Solskjaer has four huge games coming up to save his job, with the Red Devils in action against Watford and Villarreal before they then take on Chelsea and Arsenal.
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly waiting to be sacked
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly waiting to be sacked ( Image: Eamonn and James Clarke)
Victory against the latter two would boost Solskjaer’s profile, but according to The Sun, it may not be enough to save his job as it’s a case of when not if the Norwegian will be sacked now.
The United board is said to be increasingly leaning towards sacking Solskjaer, who doesn’t appear to have a clear plan to turn things around at Old Trafford.
Former Man United defender Rio Ferdinand even suggested this week that Solskjaer should stand aside.
“He’s done actually what he’s been brought in to do,” Ferdinand told his FIVE YouTube channel of Solskjaer. “He’s come in and given the fans hope again, made the fans want to come back and watch your team again.
“He’s done that. He has done a great job in that sense. But is he going to take us to win titles? Is he going to make us challenge to win a Champions League?
“You need the foundations that have been built to fall back on when you are lacking that confidence. When you’re thinking a five, a 10-yard ball that is normally easy becomes a difficult ball – the foundations get you through that. We (United) ain’t got that.
“The football club will be living here and breathing here longer than any individual. It’s what’s best for this football club.
“I just feel that maybe it might be time now for the baton to be handed over. Who can take us on now? And I think Ole would leave now with his head held high.”
The Red Devils players who were not selected to represent their country were said to be surprised by Solskjaer’s decision on the back of the Man City defeat as they were expecting to train at Carrington this week.