Solskjaer retains support of Manchester United board despite Burnley defeat

Manchester United have no plans to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, despite their manager overseeing the club’s worst league start after 24 games since the 1988-89 season, according to Sky Sports.

The Red Devils could have moved to within three points of fourth-placed Chelsea with a victory against Sean Dyche’s side on Wednesday night, but Chris Wood and Jay Rodriguez both scored to dent Solskjaer’s team’s ambitions of moving into the Champions League spots.

It was Solskjaer’s 12 top-flight defeat as United’s permanent manager (since March 2019) which really isn’t good enough for a club like ours: 19 wins, 11 draws and 15 defeats in all competitions.

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The club needs to act in the January transfer market to take the burden off fatigued young players, with just eight days remaining. Otherwise there will be more long-term injuries for Solskjaer to deal with…

To blame Solskjaer for all of United’s problems would be wrong, but the manager of the team should be getting more out of the players. It’s not as if the 2-0 defeat to Burnley is a one-off.

Those calling for the manager’s head will just have to bite their tongue for now and get behind the team. Maybe voice your anger towards the Glazers and Ed Woodward instead as they’re the real problem at Old Trafford.

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