Ole Gunnar Solskjaer set to remain as Man United manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to remain as Manchester United manager despite the club’s humbling 5-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday.

The last 24 hours have been full of uncertainty for Manchester United fans with nobody really knowing what the future of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was going to be one way or the other. The Norwegian was clearly feeling the weight of the Liverpool loss on the touchline this past weekend and when you consider how much criticism he’s had to face, it wouldn’t have been too surprising to see the board pull the trigger on sacking him.

Instead, though, Sky Sports is reporting that Solskjaer will be kept on as manager, for the time being, putting an end to speculation that Antonio Conte was in line to replace him.

What does this mean for Manchester United?

Conte has always been hesitant to take a job in the middle of a season but all reports indicated that he would be interested if given the opportunity. Because we’re heading into the end of October, there’s a chance United could be biding their time and waiting until the next international break before reassessing Ole’s position – which would make sense if they’ve got two whole weeks to bring someone else in.

Prior to that, though, Manchester United have a lot of questions to answer with a gruelling three games in seven days coming up. 

They’ll start off with a trip to the capital to take on Tottenham, they’ll then head to Italy to play Atalanta in the Champions League, and they’ll finish off by hosting Manchester City on November 6.

When you consider how low the confidence and morale must be in the first team after the Liverpool defeat, it’s not unfair to think a minor miracle is needed for United – and Solskjaer – to turn this ship around.

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