(Video) Fabrizio Romano makes Zinedine Zidane admission amid pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under increasing pressure at Manchester United after a poor start to the season. The Norwegian oversaw United’s joint-best campaign in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era last year when they finished second but have failed to kick on after the summer.

Last weekend’s defeat at the hands of Leicester was particularly damning, with the drab performance the latest of a lackluster string of outings from Manchester United.

Solskjaer signed a new three-year contract at the club over the summer, showcasing the club’s faith in the current project. Journalist and transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano has now offered an update on the situation, confirming that although top managers would find it hard to turn down a move to Old Trafford, there have been no contacts with any potential replacements at this moment.

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“At the moment, there are no contacts,” Romano told The United Stand when asked about the possibility of former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane replacing Solskjaer at the helm.

“As of now, as of today, between Zidane and Manchester United, and the same with Antonio Conte. But the feeling I have is that these managers know that Manchester United have a fantastic team.

“So they know if maybe they will call them, maybe in some weeks or some months, I don’t know. As of now, what I’ve been told, is that they are protecting Solskjaer.”

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