Time is running out for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
His Manchester United side have won four of their 14 Premier League matches this season and sit just six points above the relegation zone following their 2-2 draw at home to Aston Villa.
He may have been a bit of a legend at the club during his playing days but it’s hard for the supporters not to lose patience with his managerial ability.
With Spurs and Manchester City coming up in the next six days, the club could be looking for a new manager this time next week.
Of course, the impact Solskjaer had when he replaced Jose Mourinho as interim manager last campaign was nothing short of remarkable.
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In his 19 matches as caretaker boss, he won 14, drew two and lost three.
In the 31 matches since, he’s won 11, drawn nine and lost 11.
And that’s given him a rather terrible win percentage of just 27.30% as permanent boss.
As a result, there’s a tweet comparing that shocking record to some other United managers – and it highlights just how bad Solskajer’s percentage really is.
If a disappointing 2-2 draw at home against Villa wasn’t bad enough, Solskjaer made sure he angered United fans even more with his post-match comments.
The Red Devils are 22 points behind Liverpool and six points above the drop-zone – level on points with Burnley and behind Sheffield United – yet the manager doesn’t think the standings matter right now.
“The league table at this point is not the biggest concern because it is so tight,” said Solskjaer.
“I wouldn’t have sat here and talked about us being fifth if we had got that one goal extra.
“I just need to make sure that we get three or four performances after each other – and results.
“What I can say is so far we have had the lead in so many games and we haven’t been able to win those games. Six or seven times we’ve been 1-0 up, or 2-1 or 3-2 like last week.
“We should be better at seeing those games into wins.”
We’re now in December. When exactly will Solskajer start being ‘concerned’ about the league table?
It’s set to be a very big week for his future at the Theatre of Dreams. Defeats to Spurs and in next weekend’s Manchester derby will surely see the end of his nightmare reign.