Solskjaer to stay in charge for Spurs clash, Alex Ferguson backing under-fire Man United manager

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is consoled by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is consoled by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Solskjaer handed Manchester United lifeline

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been heavily criticised following Sunday’s defeat at home to Liverpool.

There have been rumours that Manchester United could part ways with the Norwegian and bring in a managerial upgrade.

However, it seems that the Red Devils are prepared to give their former striker one last chance to turn things around.

According to a report from The Athletic, the Premier League side will have Solskjaer managing them against Tottenham Hotspur in their next outing.

The Norwegian could be in charge of the Champions League game against Atalanta and the Premier League clash against Manchester City as well.

This seems like a sink or swim opportunity for the current Manchester United manager and it will be interesting to see if he can turn things around and hold on to his job for now.

Sir Alex Ferguson backs Solskjaer

Meanwhile, Fabrizio Romano is reporting that former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was present at Carrington during the training session earlier today and the Scotsman did his best to neutralise the crisis.

Apparently, Ferguson defended and protected Ole Gunnar Solskjaer while he was at the club.

The Norwegian clearly retains the support of his former manager but he seems to be losing the support of the fanbase quickly.

A club of Manchester United’s stature should be challenging for the Premier League title and it is understandable why the fans are frustrated with the current situation at the club.

The Red Devils have picked up just four wins from nine league games and they are eight points adrift of league leaders Chelsea. 

Furthermore, Solskjaer has failed to get the best out of his marquee signings like Jadon Sancho so far. 

There is no doubt that the Norwegian has done a commendable job overall since taking over, but it seems that this might be a good time to shake things up and bring in someone who is more proven at the top level.