Manchester United are back in action on Saturday and if the first half against Watford is anything to go by, an extension to their disastrous Premier League form is imminent.
Ahead of the trip to Vicarage Road, Manchester United had won just one out of their last six Premier League games. Now, the writing is on the wall for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as his side were outplayed by newly-promoted Watford.
David de Gea saved two early penalties to keep the score level but the home side’s pressure eventually paid off, with United going into the interval with a two-goal deficit.
Understandably, fans were far from happy with the latest horror show. Some supporters, as seen below, were even calling for the manager to be sacked at half-time.
Can we sack at halftime?
— UnitedMuppetiers (@Muppetiers) November 20, 2021
Delaying the inevitable
— UnitedsRelated (@UnitedsRelated) November 20, 2021
United are getting the runaround here. Beyond embarrassing.
— Jim White (@jimw1) November 20, 2021
Utterly dismal from United. With the individuals they have, a 2nd half comeback is not beyond them but something felt broken in that half. Confidence shot. Could barely pick a pass. Away fans in a rare stunned silence. Watford excellent
— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceTel) November 20, 2021
This is painful to watch whether you are a Manchester United fan or not. Roman Abramovich or Daniel Levy would have activated the trapdoor ages ago. This has now become about who to protect most, Solskjaer or the club.
— Darren Lewis (@MirrorDarren) November 20, 2021
Should've stayed in bed…… put a little pressure on this squad and they fold like paper. If Ole gets fired I feel for the manager that gets this lot to work with, no cohesiveness at all.
— Munch_MUFC (@Benniewilson111) November 20, 2021
Even if he somehow win. He needs to be sacked.
— qdl (@a1_qdl) November 20, 2021
You know what's worst? Prior to this game there was absolutely no direct contact with anyone to replace Ole (despite what other "reliable" sources said). They were "backing" him up to the Watford game.
— Man United Source (@1ManUnitedNews) November 20, 2021
SN’s verdict on the first half against Watford…
No punches will be held in the aftermath of this game and as things stand, it looks highly unlikely that Manchester United will be able to turn this one around.
Solskjaer looks lost of ideas on the touchline and in truth, his side has been completely outplayed by Claudio Ranieri’s energetic Watford side.
Solskjaer was already fighting to keep his job at the helm of the Old Trafford club but will the latest embarrassment be enough for the club to pull the trigger? Only time will tell.