Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Position At Manchester United Under Fire

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Manchester United's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to be under fire recently with critics and fans calling for his resignation as the team manager. (Photo: Reuters/Jason Cairnduff)

Manchester United team manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to be leading the team to its worst start to a season in almost three decades. It is understandable that once in a while, the coach gets the chance to reflect on everything that has been going on and develop solutions to fix it. However, just as he was starting to take a step back and relax a bit, Red Devils' midfielder Nemanja Matic began speaking.

Last Saturday, the United midfielder told reporters that the coach must choose for the team that will fight for the title and if the team does not win, the coach bears the entire responsibility. The title might not be any more realistic for Manchester United, but many agree with Matic when he said that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must carry the responsibility for the outcome of the game. This also makes anyone wonder if a possible turning point is happening soon.

Manchester United is scheduled for another match on Saturday against Leicester City. Currently, Leicester is on the third place and has all the chance to upset the Red Devils at its own turf in the Old Trafford. If Leicester City happens to defeat United, football fans will begin to wonder if the team would be fit to challenge for the top six.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in turmoil right now. Manchester United made three wins in the last 16 games. This includes Chelsea, Watford, and West Ham United. The team has not won any match since the last-minute penalty kick that Marcus Rashford delivered to secure the team's victory. In the Premier League, the Red Devils are in the eighth place, and it seems that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the favorite Premier League manager to vacate his post.

In the online world, the hashtag OleOut on Twitter has become increasingly popular. It appears that fans are demanding Manchester United to do something. One fan, Andy Longmuir, who is also a season ticket holder, said that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer brought the feel-good factor to Manchester United and he appreciates his efforts of getting the team's identity back. The fan added that so far, the best players of the team were the ones that the manager signed.

However, despite this recognition, the fan said that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still an inexperienced manager. According to Mirror, former player Edwin van der Sar might be appointed as the team's director. This will make sure that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have to worry less about what is going on over his head.

Right now, the Norwegian coach cannot afford to worry about anything but instead focus on improving the team's performance by winning matches and getting up in the ranking. For now, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is safe and will definitely keep his post as United's manager. The massive fanbase of United is still rallying behind him.

Additionally, there is no solid news from sources that the decision-makers at the Old Trafford are beginning to lose confidence in him. However, a defeat on Saturday against Leicester city would dramatically change the outlook of the appointment that had slightly calmed the storm after Jose Mourinho's stormy rule. It is worth noting that no manager is untouchable and although there appears no obvious candidate to step forward for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's post to steer the team to a better place, the countdown to have another manager could soon start.

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