The warning bells are tolling at Old Trafford and if Ole Gunnar Soklskjaer isn’t careful, it could very well be the knell of his tenure as Manchester United’s manager.
The former player appeared to have a dream run of games initially but it all came crashing down. In fact, quite a few opined that he ought not to have been given the permanent charge of the team in the first place and the fact that United failed to qualify for the Champions League last season itself ought to have been the definitive red flag.
Now, with their worst start to a Premier League campaign in over 30 years, a reality check is in place and the Norwegian boss is trying his best to come out unscathed.
According to the Mirror, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen on retaining his position at Manchester United and is allegedly fighting for it in the face of a frustrated Ed Woodward.
Despite publicly backing the gaffer for the long-term only weeks ago, Woodward is now appalled at the form of the club is now in the 12th place in the Premier League, only two points shy of the relegation zone.
While the upcoming international break may provide the vital two weeks for the injured United players to recover, the game looming just ahead doesn’t make matters any better.
Liverpool, who are the reigning European champions and are undefeated at the top of the Premier League table, could ensure the sacking of a sitting Manchester United manager two seasons in a row.
Jose Mourinho was dealt his blow in December and now Solskjaer could very well be on borrowed time at the club.
What probably justifies Woodward’s frustration is that while the Red Devils were expected to be mediocre, no one could have foreseen an initial run of games this horrendous.
Then again, it’s not like the Glazers and Woodward himself are the most popular names in Manchester at the moment either.