Sunday’s embarrassing defeat to Liverpool came with its talking points, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s position at Manchester United under increasingly heavy scrutiny.
The Norwegian manager is currently overseeing a four-game winless run in the Premier League, with Sunday’s 5-0 thumping at the hands of their bitter rivals the latest setback in United’s season.
Reports of the club’s waning faith in Solskjaer have been rolling on Monday, with some outlets claiming the club is giving serious consideration to sacking the manager before next weekend’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur.
Furthermore, there are now reports that two players reported into Manchester United’s training ground on Monday but were met by an empty Carrington, with the exception of two physios. The injured pair, who are undergoing rehabilitation programs, were expecting ‘business as usual’ as opposed to an empty training ground.
Instead, the club’s instructions for employees and players to stay at home became increasingly clear. It remains to be seen whether the deserted Carrington has any connection to the speculation surrounding Solskjaer’s.
As per the report from CaughtOffside, Manchester United technical director Darren Fletcher has emerged as a strong candidate to replace Solskjaer on a temporary basis.