Manchester United have reportedly supported Ole Gunnar Solskjaer behind the scenes by insisting they have no plans to replace him.
The Norwegian has come under increasing pressure in recent weeks as his side have managed just one point in their last three league games. This race leaves them sixth in the Premier League standings, ahead of Liverpool’s visit to Old Trafford.
Even the Champions League victory over Atalanta was not without warning signs, with United’s poor performance in the first half leaving them 2-0 at the break.
Manchester United reportedly insisted they didn’t want to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
The club have won just one point in their last three league games after a poor run
This has led to speculation about the safety of Solskjaer’s job at the club, but according to The Sun United have made it clear that they still trust the 48-year-old.
A number of agents are believed to have expressed interest in helping the club find a replacement if needed, but have been told there is no vacancy.
It remains to be seen if that will still be the case in the coming weeks, especially with a tough fixture list ahead.
United host Liverpool on Sunday, before facing Tottenham away next weekend. Solskjaer’s men then travel to Italy to face Atalanta, before hosting Manchester City at Old Trafford four days later.
They will face a series of tough matches over the next two weeks which could help put pressure on
After a big summer transfer window, in which Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho arrived, a serious challenge for the title was expected from United.
However, they are now eight points behind league leaders Chelsea, but with one game less, and have only kept one clean sheet in all competitions this season.
Solskjaer is hopeful his side can start brilliantly against Liverpool, but the United manager is still confident in his side’s ability to come back from behind if necessary.
He said: “This is something that we have done many times at the club.
Solskjaer revealed he is still confident United are capable of securing late wins
“It’s in our DNA, never give in, Sir Alex’s documentary – it’s what our fans expect from us, give all you have, do your best all the time and when you do. with the quality of players that you have here you can win and lose matches, but come out after giving your all and knowing that it’s a team there.
‘I also saw a team in the first half [against Atalanta] it worked for each other, but we needed a half to maybe push that belief a little more.
“We have continued to believe in what we are doing. Hopefully this is the end of a bad time for us, of bad luck.
“Teams always go through bad times and good teams come together and I hope this can be the start of something big. “