The Norwegian has come under fire after three losses in four games. United suffered a shock loss in their Champions League opener at Young Boys before being knocked out of the Carabao Cup by West Ham United at home.
Aston Villa handed the Red Devils their first loss in the Premier League last weekend. While the club is still just a point behind Liverpool at the Premier League summit, the performances leave much to be desired.
But we (Sportrema) have gathered three vital reasons why Manchester United will not sack their current manager..
1. Board Decision
According to the report, Manchester United’s owners, the Glazers, and Ed Woodward, both back Ole Gunnar Solskjaer despite the club’s recent dismal results.
But ESPN say United have no plans to sack Solskjaer at the current moment in time.
Both Woodward and the Glazers have given the Norwegian their ‘unequivocal supporter’ and he’s the man they fully expect to bring the glory days back.
In the summer, United gave Solskjaer a three-year contract after he’d guided them to second in the league table, as well as the Europa League final.
For this reason, Manchester United boss ‘Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’ would continue his managerial career with the Red Devils this season.
2. Renewal of Contract
Despite the difficulties, the United board believe Solskjaer is the man to take them forward. He was handed a three-year deal this summer and it would appear he is going nowhere yet.
Ole Gunnar Solskær signed a new three-year contract to extend his stay as Manchester United manager until at least 2024.
The new deal contains the further option of an extra year for the Norwegian, 48, who led United to second in last season’s Premier League and a losing appearance in the Europa League final.
However, the likes of Antonio Conte and Zinedine Zidane available, some fans have called on Solskjaer to be relieved of his duties.
Solskjaer is now in his third full season as Manchester United boss. Despite numerous semifinal appearances and a lone final, he is yet to win any silverware.
For all the good vibes and rather sweeping comments he makes to the media, there is always the fear that he is playing to the gallery rather than being able to make a difference on the pitch. Just how much more of it will be permitted to happen unless he wins any trophies remains to be seen.
After all, with no trophy to his name despite spending longer in charge than the likes of Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal, the jury is still very much out., but let’s see what will happen.