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Solskjaer may be running out of time at Manchester United

08 October 2019 | Premier League | Opinion
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Solskjaer may be running out of time at Manchester United
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The October international break is often a dangerous time for Premier League bosses. The likes of Everton’s Marco Silva and Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino are under immense pressure, with speculation that Silva could be sacked before gameweek nine of the top-flight campaign.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also fast emerging as a potential managerial casualty. He is, of course, a club icon. However, a 1-0 defeat at struggling Newcastle on Sunday means United have taken just nine points from eight games so far this season.

The current United team is mediocre and has just stagnated over the last few seasons. The recruitment from the Red Devils in recent years has been shocking.

Ironically, this summer’s signings Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Daniel James and Harry Maguire could still work out. The problem is that boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may not be around to see the trio flourish.

The Norwegian boss has called for patience from the United hierarchy. However, with every defeat, the Solskjaer is looking more and more out of his depth.

It was a huge gamble to hire him from Molde. However, it is easy to see the logic in his appointment. Solskjaer had done a stellar job as caretaker boss, so the Red Devils took a chance on him.

With that decision, there was always a big chance that it may work out, as he had never managed at the highest level of the game. Solskjaer cannot take all the blame for United’s current predicament, though.

The people at the top of the club need to take responsibility for the team’s demise. However, they only seem interested in United as a business asset.

That means that it is not unrealistic that the club’s owners will sack Solskjaer and hire another head coach. Really, they should take a long hard look at themselves, as they are ruining one of English football’s biggest institutions. However, the teams struggles is unlikely to bother them, as long as the money keeps flowing into their coffers.

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OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Liverpool 99 38 32 3 3 85 33 52
2. Manchester City 81 38 26 3 9 102 35 67
3. Manchester United 66 38 18 12 8 66 36 30
4. Chelsea 66 38 20 6 12 69 54 15
5. Leicester City 62 38 18 8 12 67 41 26
6. Tottenham 59 38 16 11 11 61 47 14
7. Wolverhampton 59 38 15 14 9 51 40 11
8. Arsenal 56 38 14 14 10 56 48 8
9. Sheffield United 54 38 14 12 12 39 39 0
10. Burnley 54 38 15 9 14 43 50 -7
11. Southampton 52 38 15 7 16 51 60 -9
12. Everton 49 38 13 10 15 44 56 -12
13. Newcastle United 44 38 11 11 16 38 58 -20
14. Crystal Palace 43 38 11 10 17 31 50 -19
15. Brighton 41 38 9 14 15 39 54 -15
16. West Ham 39 38 10 9 19 49 62 -13
17. Aston Villa 35 38 9 8 21 41 67 -26
18. Bournemouth 34 38 9 7 22 40 65 -25
19. Watford 34 38 8 10 20 36 64 -28
20. Norwich City 21 38 5 6 27 26 75 -49

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