Things are getting tough for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United and time may well be running out.
A 5-0 drubbing at the hands of rivals Liverpool in October resulted in plenty of United fans asking for him to be sacked.
The board have persisted to back him since. Things may have been different had the Red Devils built on their 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on October 30, but United followed that victory up with another tough home defeat at the hands of their rivals Manchester City.
The November international break has always been a time when Premier League clubs consider a change in the dugout and within 24 hours of Manchester United’s latest Old Trafford humiliation, two more bosses had been sacked as Daniel Farke and Dean Smith lost their jobs at Norwich and Aston Villa respectively.
As per the MEN, Solskjaer will be in charge when United return to action at Watford on November 20 following the conclusion of the international break.
One of the arguments against replacing the 48-year-old is a lack of an obvious target to come in, but Mauricio Pochettino is among the favourites linked with a move to Old Trafford, alongside the likes of Brendan Rodgers, Erik ten Hag, Zinedine Zidane and Ralf Rangnick.
United have an important run of games coming up and it’s at this stage of the season where the Premier League picture becomes clearer.
If they proceed to lose against Claudio Ranieri’s Watford, they’ll head into games with Chelsea and Arsenal low on confidence, and the pressure will be astronomical on both the players and the manager.
Ultimately, with a week to reflect on the club’s managerial status whilst players are on international duty, United may be forced into making a decision on Solskjaer’s future sooner rather than later.
Source by Football London