Multiple claims have suggested that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job as manager of Manchester United is under threat.
The performances the side has been putting up do provide substance to these murmurs as the Red Devils have had the worst start to a Premier League campaign in over thirty years and currently sit just two points above the dreaded relegation zone.
Despite the injuries plaguing them, it is the drop in quality that is most appalling as they failed to score against teams like AZ and Newcastle United in recent days.
However, now there is a different claim pertaining to his future.
The Times reports that Solskjaer retains the faith of higher-ups at Manchester United.
The Norwegian gaffer allegedly held a series of meetings with them to discuss the near future of the club. The immediate outcome of those appears to be a reiteration of the faith in Solskjaer and the planning of the signings the club needs to make.
The report adds that United are looking at making four more additions to their squad in the year 2020, including a centre-back and a possible attacking player.
Further, the claim suggests that the philosophy at the club is one that doesn’t wish to buy players just for the sake of filling up the squad and instead target those talents who can best deliver the requisite performances.
It does appear that Solskjaer’s ongoing theme of purchasing young and hungry British players will be continued and that players akin to Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and Harry Maguire will be pursued in the upcoming year.
This claim is certainly in line with the kind of advice that pundits have been prescribing for United for quite a while now, along with a desire to get rid of the deadwood.
If Solskjaer’s job is safe, can his popularity amongst the fans remain constant too?