Man United stars ‘decide Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sack deadline’ ahead of Liverpool clash

Some of Manchester United’s players reportedly believe Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be shown the door if the club do not win their next two matches.

The Red Devils host Italian side Atalanta in the Champions League on Wednesday night before rivals Liverpool visit Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday.

The Sun report that the United players believe the club must win both of these matches in order for Solskjaer to keep his job and avoid being sacked.

This comes after United were beaten 4-2 away to Leicester City on Saturday, which saw them drop to sixth in the Premier League after eight matches.

According to The Sun, a source close to the club has said: “Some of the players think Solskjaer has two games and that if United don’t win these two games, he could leave.

“They’re such important matches for the club in the Champions League and Premier League.

“It is a bad situation at the moment. It’s hard to see a big future for Solskjaer if United don’t win these games.”

United currently sit third in their Champions League group, with a result against group leaders Atalanta crucial to their hopes of avoiding a second consecutive group stage exit.

Meanwhile, a loss to Liverpool at the weekend will leave them seven points behind the Reds, who could go top of the table with a win.

Confidence in Solskjaer amongst the players is also understood to be at its lowest since another loss to the Foxes back in March.

Players were reportedly doubtful of the Norwegian’s ability to lead the club to success domestically and in Europe after the FA Cup quarter-final loss.

However, Solskjaer remained in charge after United went on a run of six wins from their next seven matches and ended the season in second place as well as reaching the Europa League final.

Doubts over Solskjaer’s future come as reports have begun to circulate linking former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane with the United manager’s job.

Zidane has reportedly been contacted by the club on the recommendation Cristiano Ronaldo, who won three Champions League’s under the Frenchman in Madrid.