Defeat is not something Manchester United have been used to and while the club have had some of their worse days since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, this season has seen unprecedented lows.
Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Newcastle United appears to have set a lot of criticism in motion with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer coming under heavy fire. Ever since his poor start to the season, the desire to see him sacked has slowly gained traction with social media being riddled with frustrated Red Devils out for blood.
However, now the Norwegian gaffer may also be losing the favor of the one demographic who may actually matter in the end- his own players.
In two separate claims, the Sun paints a really grim picture of the situation at Manchester United and of the rapport currently prevalent between the gaffer and his players.
Solskjaer, who has been termed as a baby-faced assassin in the past, is allegedly tearing into his players for their poor performances. It is understood that the former Molde and Cardiff manager is unable to get his message through to his squad and is hitting them with rebukes about the drop in quality.
A more serious report indicates that the former striker actually told his players that their performance could have serious repercussions, allegedly stating: “You’re going to get me the sack.”
The claim goes on to add that Solskjaer has warned the players that if he is removed from his job, the next manager may not be sympathetic to their cause and a massive overhaul could be on the line.
Incidentally, many pundits have been advocating for a similar overhaul to be exercised by the boss in the upcoming transfer windows.
Such scenarios are almost textbook material for supporters of the Mancunian clubs who have seen three separate managerial tenures go a similar path.