According to reports, SIR ALEX FERGUSON wants Manchester United to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer another chance, with Pressure mounting on the Norwegian after Sunday’s 5-0 horror show against Liverpool.
however, following a board meeting yesterday – it is looking very likely Solskjaer will remain in charge against Tottenham on Saturday.
The 48-year-old Norwegian took training this morning, with clear the air talks planned with his glum players.
Fabrizio Romano adds that Sir Alex Ferguson was a key member of the United board that campaigned for Solskjaer to remain in the job.
The Scot, 79, was spotted feeling disappointed in the crowd during Sunday’s match, wearing a look of disbelief. But the legendary former manager has stuck by his old student.
Other reports from trusted sources and club’s media personnel shows solskjaer will remain in charge until at least the match against Tottenham.
Laurie whitwell said: “It is very likely that Solskjær will be given the opportunity to rectify matters, starting at Tottenham on Saturday. While it was possible to detect a slight softening of tone [of backing him] post-Liverpool, he still has support from above for the moment.
“Some players believe that giving Eric Bailly a new contract this summer, even if it was to protect his value, and then not getting him to play when Maguire is not 100%, is mismanagement.
“Jesse Lingard’s absence from the squad after his contribution in key moments coming off the bench also surprised Solskjaer’s squad members.”
According to the Telegraph, Solskjaer has been given three games to save his job. #mufc executives are keen to give themselves time to decide his fate but so precarious is his position, a change may be made before the break if there is a repeat of the 5-0 loss to Liverpool.
United do not believe there is a viable candidate internally to take over as caretaker while there are few other available managers. They have to try and prise a manager away from another club which will be difficult.
Despite the faith shown in Solskjaer, the board have drawn up a contingency plan of 4 Managers likely to replace the Norwegian with Antonio Conte, Zinedine Zidane, Brendan Rodgers and Erik Ten Haag all listed.
Only Antonio Conte and Zidane are available with the others currently employed.
It is understood that a number of Manchester United players like Ole Gunnar Solskjær on a personal level but believe that he does not have the tactical nous to go toe to toe with the best managers in the Premier League.
It remains to be seen if Solsksjaer can turn things around or he will still face the axe which currently looks inevitable.