Pressure is mounting on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United manager.
The Reds failed to beat a newly promoted side for the second consecutive game, drawing 2-2 against Dean Smith’s Aston Villa at Old Trafford.
United’s first-team had a week to prepare for today’s game after not travelling to Kazakhstan for the midweek Europa League defeat to Astana.
Questions have to be asked as to what the players who stayed behind in Manchester actually worked on, as we saw little improvement from performances in recent weeks.
Villa were more than a match for Solskjaer’s United and could have had all three points themselves if they were more clinical in front of goal.
Solskjaer’s men now have just 18 points in 14 league games, an unacceptable tally, even for a squad lacking in so many areas.
This game against Dean Smith’s side was painted as a potential confidence booster for a tricky week ahead, with Tottenham and Man City next to come in the coming days.
Instead, we saw another underwhelming performance that drew parallels with the game against Sheffield United last weekend.
Failed to beat Southampton, Sheffield Utd, Bournemouth, Newcastle, West Ham, Rochdale, Aston Villa, Huddersfield, Cardiff and Crystal Palace. Haven’t won a game when conceding first in 9 months. It’s not bad luck, we haven’t deserved to win 90% of those games.
Time to go.
— Sibs (@SibsMUFC) December 1, 2019
Four wins from 14 league games this season is an affront to the name of Manchester United.
— Andy Mitten (@AndyMitten) December 1, 2019
Four wins out of 14 in the Premier League for Solskjaer, and a week where he couldn’t muster a win against Sheffield United, Astana and Aston Villa. What next for the club legend? #MUFC
— Tom McDermott (@MrTomMcDermott) December 1, 2019
Just got out of Old Trafford and the difference between fans in the stadium and fans on here is mad…
Didn't see one banner saying Ole out and not one fan chanting for him to be sacked…
— UTFR 🇾🇪 (@ManUtd_HQ) December 1, 2019
The biggest club in this country are 22 points off of the top of the league after 14 games. 8 points off top 4. 6 points off of the relegation zone! There are no excuses left. This has to end. Now.
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) December 1, 2019
18 points from 14 games is a pitiful return + only the Premier League’s dearth of quality is keeping United’s place from looking even more embarrassing. #mufc
— Laurie Whitwell (@lauriewhitwell) December 1, 2019
There is an argument that Solskjaer hasn’t got a lot to select from, but it doesn’t quite water anymore. Difficult to defend a manager who keeps selecting underperforming players.
— Dale O'Donnell (@ODonnellDale) December 1, 2019