The October-November international break has become a blessing for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as he is set to keep his Manchester United job. The manager was in contention of leaving the club but the break has seemed to calm the storm down.
After his sides thrashing against Liverpool, Ole was given one last chance to prove himself. However, things called for an “oops” for him after his side’s 2-0 defeat against Manchester City, before the break. The one-sided Manchester Derby was enough to show that Ole should leave his position.
While that is the case, Manchester United are now out of options for replacements. Thus, they will continue with Ole for the time being. With a considerably easy set of fixtures ahead, the board believes that the team will bounce back. Moreover, they also believe that the team will be able to correct their dreaded form.
Ole Gunnar’s Man United job still not fully secure
Ole’s side have managed to secure only 4 points from their last 6 Premier League games. While the Norwegian is under tremendous pressure, with the club being linked with high-profile managers like Zinedine Zidane and Erik Ten Hag.
Manchester United seems to be struggling immensely under the 48-year-old manager. He is constantly proving himself to be incompetent to take the talent-filled team forward. The fans all over the world are demanding the manager’s sacking, but the board seems to be blindly trusting their former super-sub.
Amidst their poor performance, many players namely Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba have also questioned Ole’s tactics. While as per reports, Ronaldo is the one who recommended Zidane to the club.
Man United looking to make a comeback after the international break
The Premier League resumes on the 20th of November. While the Red Devils will be getting ready to play against Watford at the Vicarage Road. A win over the Hornets is much needed to boost the team’s confidence and could strengthen Ole’s stay at the club.
However, after Watford, Man Utd will face Chelsea and Arsenal back to back. With both teams in top form and above United in the league table, the respective fixtures are expected to be tough. Following which Ole needs to pull off a trump card out of his pocket to have a positive result from these two fixtures and secure his job.
On the bright side, after the Arsenal match at Old Trafford, United will play Crystal Palace, Norwich, Brentford, Brighton, Newcastle and Burnley before the new year. These given fixtures are probably the easiest there could be, with only Brighton being in the top half of the table. Hence, Manchester United would look to cash in all 18-points from these fixtures.
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