Manchester United ‘look miles of it’ in the Premier League title race, but reports claim Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will NOT be sacked despite the club’s poor run of results.
According to The Athletic, the Norwegian has ‘a lot of credit in the bank at board level’.
United currently sit fifth in the Premier League, just one point outside of the top four, which doesn’t seem too bad on paper, but the club’s significant summer spending has put more focus on the team’s poor start.
The spotlight is also on Solskjaer given the teams his side have faced so far, having been given a favourable start to the new campaign and yet have not taken advantage.
Leicester were the toughest test of their season so far, and their list of upcoming opponents does not make pleasant reading for fans who are already watching games through their fingers – with Liverpool, Tottenham, Man City, Chelsea and Arsenal to come in among their next six league fixtures.
Four wins from their opening eight league games means United are already five points adrift of league leaders Chelsea, while they also suffered an early exit from the Carabao Cup at the hands of West Ham.
Ex-Hammers defender Alvin Martin joined talkSPORT to offer his verdict on Solskjaer and his below-par team, and said they already look ‘miles off the pace’ compared to their rivals.
“This will be a massive blow to Manchester United and to Ole,” said the talkSPORT pundit.
“To lose a game in that fashion, you’re rightly going to get criticised.
“When you spend the amount of money they have, you are now looking to join the clubs who already look in with a chance of winning the Premier League… but they seem miles of that.
“I think this result would have really hurt Manchester United today.
“And I think every time you make a decision now, when that result has done badly, do you start Ronaldo, don’t you start Ronaldo? All those arguments and criticisms and fingers being pointed are going to be at Solskjaer.
“It’s all about putting a run together. Manchester United have to put a run together where they go five games without getting beat for sure, but maybe winning four out of the five.
“That’s where they’ve got to be.”News Now - Sport News