Manchester United board’s stance on sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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Manchester United lost for the third time in four Premier League matches on Saturday (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Manchester United’s board have displayed no sign of altering their stance on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future, with the Norwegian expected to remain in charge for the trip to Watford after the international break.

United were comprehensibly beaten by neighbours Manchester City on Saturday, as Pep Guardiola’s men dominated in a fashion that was far greater than the 2-0 scoreline suggested.

The defeat was United’s third in their last four matches and it leaves them nine points behind leaders Chelsea after 11 matches played.

Solskjaer survived the 5-0 defeat to Liverpool last month and he’s managed a win, a draw and a loss in the three matches since.

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Solskjaer retains the board’s faith. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

The Norwegian’s been unable to turn United’s results around and the confidence of the side appears shattered.

But the Guardian claim United have no immediate plans to axe the former Molde boss and he expects to be in charge for their next match, which is a trip to Watford after the international break.

A number of United players are said to be concerned with the lack of direction from Solskjaer and his coaching staff, with players feeling they lack a plan in matches.

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Bruno Fernandes is believed to be one of the most concerned, while Cristiano Ronaldo is alarmed at the drop in standards at the club since he departed in 2009.

Antonio Conte had been keen to take charge at Old Trafford but United were concerned he represented a short-term fix and he joined Tottenham instead.

Mauricio Pochettino is a long-term target, while Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has admirers within Old Trafford.


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