Athleticism understands that the United manager has a lot of bank credit at board level, even though the 13 Premier League champions haven’t won any of their last three league games despite spending heavily this summer.
Saturday’s loss leaves United fifth, one point behind the top four. They won one and lost one in their Champions League group.
But they face a tough race with Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal in their next nine league games.
Solskjaer joined United on an interim basis in December 2018 before being appointed to the post on a permanent basis the following spring. He signed a new three-year contract in July 2021 with the option of extending it for another year, which will see him stay at the club until at least 2024.
Solskjaer, 48, said after the game: “When you watch the game afterwards, the four goals we conceded were mediocre. The way we played, we don’t deserve to continue this race (undefeated on the outside).
“I choose the team, Harry Maguire showed no reaction and I raise my hand if it doesn’t work. If we concede four, I probably made a bad decision.
“Lately we haven’t been in great shape, lost too many points and that’s something we need to look at. We may need to change, do we need more legs in this? What do we need?
“I have a lot of good players. Fred, Edinson Cavani, you miss them. I’m not looking for excuses for the team I created, they are top footballers and we haven’t produced.
“Having said that our best player was David, but we still conceded four goals.
“We have to dust ourselves off. Make sure that when we come back, refresh our minds, we looked at each other in the mirror, I looked at myself in the mirror and make sure we are performing. It’s the nature of football, you have to react to chess. “
United added Jadon Sancho, Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane to their squad this summer at a combined cost of around £ 130million.