Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sweating over future as he faces Everton with Mauricio Pochettino looming large

OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER is sweating on his Manchester United job as concern grows inside Old Trafford over recent performances.

The under-fire boss will definitely be in the dugout at Goodison Park tomorrow lunchtime to face Everton.

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Solskjaer is sweating on his job as Pochettino continues to be linked with his job

Solskjaer knows this weekend’s game at Everton is make or break

But a fourth Premier League defeat in just seven games could drop them to 17th in the table and leave Solskjaer hanging on to his job by a thread.

United insist there has been NO contact with Mauricio Pochettino, who is odds-on favourite to replace Solskjaer in his first job since being axed by Tottenham almost a year ago.

But the international break would allow the Red Devils to make the change without games getting in the way.

The board still insist they want to stick with Solskjaer, 47, believing the long-term goal to build an exciting young team is on track.

They point to last season’s third-place finish and impressive recent Champions League wins over Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig and believe he deserves time to turn things around.

However, the last two defeats against Arsenal and Istanbul Basaksehir have started to ring alarm bells in the Old Trafford board room.

Before the last inter­national break United had also lost their opening two home games to Crystal Palace 3-1 and Spurs who thumped them 6-1.

What will also be a big concern will be the words of the players who admit they are lacking in intensity.

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That was the admission of Bruno Fernandes after a shock 2-1 defeat in Istanbul on Wednesday night.

The Portuguese midfield star, 26, told MUTV: “Everything goes wrong, we did everything wrong.

“The intensity was not good since the beginning of the game.”

United were heavily criticised for the opening goal when Demba Ba was left completely free up field while United took a corner and was then released on the break.

United were criticised for leaving Ba wide open to score on Wednesday

Fernandes admitted: “We can do much better; everyone feels that. We know we can’t concede goals like that.

“But now it’s time to look at what we did wrong, to make it better in the next game.”

Fernandes knows United are falling short of expectations but he is not reading too much into the galling back-to-back losses.

He added: “I think, of course, after two defeats it’s hard to think or say something about this.

“But I think we need to look one week ago. Everyone was talking about we’re going well, we’re doing amazing games.

“We won against Newcastle, we won against Paris, we beat Leipzig.

“We draw against Chelsea – but of course the points we have in the league is not the points we want.”


By: Dave Fraser
Title: Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sweating over future as he faces Everton with Mauricio Pochettino looming large
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Published Date: Thu, 05 Nov 2020 22:30:00 +0000

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