Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job security at Manchester United has been an extremely hot topic following poor results over the past month.
And if reports are to be believed, star man Cristiano Ronaldo is also questioning Solskjaer’s position with the Portugal striker feeling ’embarrassed’ for the Norwegian amongst other issues.
United’s 5-0 loss at home to arch-rivals Liverpool last week forced the biggest tirade against Solskjaer yet since he permanently became manager in March 2019.
After picking up just one point from a possible 12 in the Premier League and just three wins from nine in all competitions, Solskjaer’s critics have suggested his time at Old Trafford is over.
There is no plan in place to sack the ex-United striker just yet given that he signed a three-year contract in the summer, although that could change with more poor results.
What has plagued the club more than anything is their eight-point deficit in the title race and the unhappiness of the playing squad.
Their star signing of the window Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly ’embarrassed’ by the club’s recent efforts, according to the Daily Mail.
And that isn’t all as the Red Devils continue to show ghastly performances around the Halloween period.
Paul Pogba has already decided that he doesn’t want to to stay at the club following the expiration of his contract in the upcoming summer.
Pogba left United on a free in 2012, before re-signing back in 2016 for £89million – a then-world transfer record fee.
And if he is to leave in the summer months, it would represent more horrific business by United chiefs.
Elsewhere, fans are also becoming dismayed by performances on the field.
So used to seeing success, fans left Old Trafford in their droves at half-time against Liverpool with the score at 4-0.
And their dwindling support means that there is a growing sense of resentment that has not been seen since the 1980’s.
Solskjaer called the loss against Liverpool his darkest day in management.
“It’s not easy to say something apart from it’s the darkest day I’ve had leading these players and we weren’t good enough, individually and as a team,” he said to Sky after the defeat.
“You can’t give a team like Liverpool those chances, unfortunately we did. The whole performance wasn’t good enough, that’s for sure.”