There is no end to chaos at Manchester United and it seems there’s a high probability that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be sacked sooner than later.
The manager has three games to prove himself – against Tottenham Hotspur, Atalanta and Manchester City – to save his job.
There are reports about some players are ‘unsure’ about Ole’s coaching methods and in particular the lack of weight on “pressing and small-sided games”. While there’s heavy pressure on Ole Solskjaer, it is Cristiano Ronaldo who is sticking the team together.
Even the great Sir Alex Furguson had reached out at Old Trafford to extend his support to the coach.
There are reports about players meeting the management right after the defeat against Leicester by 4-2 two weeks back. The players were told to openly talk about any matters they had with the club.
Some reports suggest that it was Harry Maguire’s captaincy raise, which was made just after six months of his transfer after joining Manchester United. He was signed from Leichester on an £80 million ($A146m) quickly promoted to the leadership role ahead of the likes of Pogba and De Gea.
Some of Solskjaer’s tactics are even making Ronaldo frustrated but the current motive of the team is to keep morals high at the club.
There might be a financial aspect involved to why United is still keen to keep the Norwegian as it may cost the club to give him a full year’s salary as a severance package, totalling £7.5m ($A13.7m).
Even if the club sacks him, there’s another task to find the right replacement. Mauricio Pochettino is the preferred aim for the management while fans are looking at Zidane to take the charge of the team.
Currently, the pressure is building on Solskjaer, who reportedly has three games (Tottenham, Atalanta and Manchester City) to save his job.