Manchester United have lost three of their last four games in all competitions, with the pressure growing on under-fire manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer retains the full support of the Manchester United board, despite losing three of the last four games, according to reports.
The United boss is facing increasing scrutiny in the light of their 1-0 loss to Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday.
That home reversal came just four days after they lost by the same scoreline to West Ham in the Carabao Cup.
Add a humbling 2-1 defeat to Young Boys in the Champions League and the Red Devils’ good early season form now completely eludes them.
Solskjaer was backed in the summer transfer window, with Raphael Varane, Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo all arriving at the club.
But with those signings, there is now increased expectation that United need to be in the mix for major trophies, having failed to win any silverware since the Norwegian’s appointment in 2018.
However, even with their indifferent form, ESPN claim that Old Trafford bosses remain adamant that Solskjaer is the man to bring United back to the summit of English and European football.
The 48-year-old was handed a new three-year contract during the summer window and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward suggested United were on the right path under his stewardship.
In a statement which accompanied their end of year financial results, Woodward claimed that their summer transfer activity proved their commitment to the main in the dugout.
“We significantly strengthened the squad over the summer, with the addition of Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane, Jadon Sancho and Tom Heaton,” the statement read.
“These signings have demonstrated our continued ability to attract some of the world’s best footballers to Old Trafford, and our firm commitment to helping Ole deliver success on the pitch.
“We were delighted to welcome back Cristiano to the club, along with Raphael, Jadon and Tom, to further reinforce the progress that our first team has been making under Ole.
“We have been clear in our strategy to build a squad with a blend of top-class recruits and homegrown talent, comprising a balance of youth and experience, with the aim of winning trophies and playing attacking football the Manchester United way.”
Even though he currently has the support of those above him, Solskjaer has previously admitted that he knows he is only a handful of games from the chop.
“Of course, you’ve got to look at the short-term results as well but my vision is long term and my discussions with the club have always been long term,” he said at the end of 2020.
“But also short term, you can’t not think about the next six games.
“You’ve got to think about the next game and the next six. You also have to plan and think for the bigger picture. For me, I can only speak from my experience.”