Ole Gunnar Solskjaer holds crunch talks with Ed Woodward and Richard Arnold

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under significant pressure after his team suffered a humiliating 5-0 defeat to Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday

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Liverpool’s record 5-0 win at Man Utd: Solskjaer at ‘rock bottom’

Manchester United are reportedly not planning on sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at this moment in time after the manager held talks with club chiefs.

It’s believed the Norwegian discussed his future with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and managing director Richard Arnold on Monday.

But, according to ESPN, Solskjaer remains under huge pressure following United’s humiliating 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool on Sunday.

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Many fans and critics have called for the former Molde and Cardiff manager to be sacked after a dismal performance against Jurgen Klopp’s side.

United’s recent results have been poor, picking up just one point from their last four Premier League games ahead of a nightmare run of fixtures.

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The team’s next seven games are against Tottenham, Atalanta, Manchester City, Watford, Villarreal, Chelsea and Arsenal.

United’s title hopes are already hanging by a thread and they could be in danger of not even finishing in the top four if they don’t pick up some results soon.

It’s thought Solskjaer could be sacked during the next international break in November if the next three games don’t go his team’s way.

United have been linked with Antonio Conte but some club chiefs are reportedly not keen on appointing the former Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan boss.

Despite Conte’s successful CV, some within the club are said to believe the Italian would go against United’s ‘cultural reboot’ that saw Jose Mourinho replaced by Solskjaer in December 2018.

Legendary Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson gave his approval of Conte when he guided Chelsea to the Premier League title in 2017.





Fergie told Sky Sports: “Fantastic, you see his energy on the pitch. There’s a true saying that the team mirrors the manager, and that’s what they’ve done with him.”

Solskjaer’s predecessors – Mourinho and Louis van Gaal – are two of the most illustrious managers of the modern era but failed to win the Premier League title at Old Trafford.

Both coaches did, however, win trophies at United – something Solskjaer is yet to do during his three-year spell in charge.

The United boss has been in defiant mood since his team’s defeat to Liverpool and believes he’s still the right man to lead the club forward.

Speaking after the match, Solskjaer said: “This is the worst feeling. You feel rock bottom and the feeling we’ve had, that we are getting to where we want to be, has been there.








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“But in the last few weeks we’ve hit a brick wall. The results haven’t come, the performances haven’t come, we’ve conceded too many goals, too many easy goals and that’s a concern.

“Well, I’ve heard nothing else [on my future] and I’m still thinking about tomorrow’s work. Of course, we’re all low, I can’t say now that I’ve felt any worse than this.

“This is the worse I’ve been, the lowest I’ve been, but I accept the responsibility and that is mine today and it’s mine going forward.

“I do believe in myself, I do believe that I am getting close to what I want with the club. I think what we’ve done, what I’ve seen, the development.

“Of course the results lately haven’t been good enough, it’s hands up and that brings doubt in anyone’s mind probably.

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“But I’ve got to keep strong and I do believe in what we’ve been doing, the coaching staff, the players. Today’s rock bottom, low in confidence.

“Next week is Tottenham away, it’s a Champions League game Atalanta, the next team who visits us is Man City.

“We have to look forward, sort our frames of mind out and make sure we go into the next training session in the right frame of mind.”


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