Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been left clinging onto his job after he oversaw yet another embarrassing performance, this time against rivals Manchester City.
Two weeks ago, Liverpool came to town and absolutely blew Solskjaer’s side out of the water, leaving Old Trafford with their biggest Premier League win against Manchester United.
This time around, Solskjaer’s side conceded only two goals but that was largely down to Manchester City preferring to keep the ball and preserve energy ahead of a testing season.
United chased their rivals around the pitch like headless chickens are there was no plan in place for the meeting. The disgraceful loss leaves United with 17 points after 11 Premier League games. Solskjaer is now at the risk of losing his dream job – he has now overseen just one win in United’s last six Premier League games.
In truth, Solskjaer was lucky to keep his job after that dismal defeat against Liverpool but he was handed a lifeline by the hierarchy – an outstretched hand which must now be retracted.
Solskjaer will be fortunate to still be in a job when Manchester United return after the international break, which has come at a good time for the club.
Sackings are usually planned for the scheduled two-week breaks during the season and although able replacements are scarce, United are at the risk of having their season unravel if Solskjaer remains in the job.