Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Job Is Safe Even After Burnley Loss – Reports

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gestures after the match.

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United board have no plans to sack underperforming manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer despite their loss to Burnley this week.

The Red Devils have dropped a worrying 18 points in their last 12 games and haven’t looked consistent all season. And their latest disappointment came against Burnley over a mid-week clash at Old Trafford.

The visitors rolled up and comfortably walked away with all three points and a cleansheet. The Clarets registered their first win at Old Trafford in over five decades this week. Chris Wood and Jay Rodriguez both found the back of the net in each half respectively to award their side the victory.

The Mancunians’ win percentage lies humbly in its 30s when it comes to the Premier League performance under the Norwegian.

Moreover, the Old Trafford outfit sit 11 points behind where they were last season at this point in time, which shows a serious sign of regression. A regression which matches their worst run in 30 years.


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However, according to Sky Sports, the players and higher-ups are not about to give up on their gaffer so soon and believe he needs to be given more time. The club had reportedly hired him in order to initiate a rebuild, which they realise will not happen overnight.

This has been made evident by the signings the Red Devils have made since the appointment of the former Cardiff City boss and the promotion of youth.

As of now, Solskjaer’s side sit 5th on the English league table, 6 points off Champions League qualification. If things aren’t turned around soon enough, things could turn sour real fast.