Manchester United’s conditions are bordering on the state of an all-time low. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s managerial numbers are rapidly surpassing even the horrid figured put in by forgettable gaffers of the past.
Social media was riddled with reprimands for the Norwegian after the Red Devils were reduced to a 2-2 draw to Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Needless to say, morale has been really low and now that both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have sacked their gaffers for continued incompetent showings, all eyes are on Solskjaer’s future.
However, in that regard, surprising news may be in store.
As per the Athletic, the higher-ups at Manchester United have no intention of sacking Solskjaer this season. In this regard, the board seems adamant to adhere to their alleged start of the season promise that the former Molde and Cardiff City gaffer will receive the full confidence of the club and multiple transfer windows in order to transition back.
However, even those claims may have not foreseen a situation wherein the Red Devils sit an appalling six points above the relegation zone, already looking to be lost hopes for a top-four finish.
The report claims that the board does not feel that Solskjaer has lost the love and support of the Old Trafford faithful yet and as such does not necessitate the need for a sacking.
However, given that the sentiment of the club has been against its owners for months now, this alleged decision from the board can easily be seen as a sign of intentional lethargic inactivity rather than an act of trust on the former player.
The availability of Mauricio Pochettino, who was linked to the Old Trafford gig back when Solskjaer was still a caretaker manager has certainly further complicated the scenario.
Then again, the tough upcoming fixtures versus Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City are bound to test even the board’s resolve.