Woodward losing confidence in Man Utd boss Solskjaer

Ruben Hill
October 9, 2019

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ripped into his underperforming Manchester United squad and warned his players they would get him the sack after their 1-0 defeat at Newcastle.

Nagelsmann's side sit fifth in the Bundesliga table after seven matches, with just two points separating them from Borussia Monchengladbach in top spot.

Both the Times and the Daily Mail say the ex-United striker is anxious a big defeat to Liverpool in a fortnight could cost him his job. Solskjaer's win ratio is now 47.5% which is the worst by any United manager since Dave Sexton, who was in charge between 1977 and 1981.

Manchester United have consistently backed Solskjaer to turn things around and accept any rebuild will need to be done over the long-term.

Although executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward publicly backed Solskjaer last month, there has already been speculation that the United boss personally fears he could his job if the team is beaten by league leaders Liverpool in the first game after the current global break.

Since then, though, the team have failed to win four games on the bounce.

The Italian, it is claimed, wants as much time as possible to turn around the team's fortunes this season, with United now sitting two points above the relegation zone after nine games.

An embarrassing result at home to bitter rivals Liverpool would only increase that pressure.

The Norweigan could do no wrong when he took over from Jose Mourinho last December but since he was appointed permanently on March 28th, United have taken just 17 points in 16 league games.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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