Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still reportedly has the full backing by executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward at Manchester United, despite a dismal start to the season.
United have won just three of their opening 11 league games and already sit ten points behind the Champions League places in an unacceptable 10th position.
It’s been the worst start to a league campaign for the Reds in over 30 years and any momentum built up with wins over Norwich, Partizan Belgrade and Chelsea all but evaporated with the humbling 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth on Saturday.
Many fans are beginning to become disillusioned with Solskjaer and the way he sets up in some games.
As soon as United fall behind it’s a huge uphill struggle to make a comeback due to the distinct lack of creativity within the side. Solskjaer’s men look void of ideas when having to break a team down that is sat back, rather than attacking on the counter.
But according to ESPN’s Mark Ogden, the Norwegian retains the backing of Woodward and has pressed ahead with his recruitment plans.
It is believed Solskjaer has prioritised an attacking right-sided midfielder to support Aaron Wan-Bissaka down the right-flank.
The Reds have not had a specialist on the right-wing for years and the area has now unsurprisingly emerged as the top priority.
However, Andreas Pereira has proven in recent weeks that he is the answer in the creative number 10 position and Solskjaer has to look at this area in January too if the Reds are to have any success breaking down more defensive minded opposition.