Manchester United have had a poor start to the season, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team looks out of touch at the moment.
United have laboured in all games since the 4-0 win against Chelsea, and Solskjaer’s side has found it difficult to score goals even.
Manchester United have had the worst start to the league season since 1989, and it’s been one bad record to another for Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who saw his side play out a goalless draw against AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League clash without a shot on target. It’s the first time in United’s history that the club has failed to get a shot on target in any Europa League game.
Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy has warned Solskjaer of his job and that he could face the sack if his side takes a whooping against Liverpool after the international break.
“Solskjaer could be in a lot of trouble if Utd take a serious beating from Liverpool after the international break,” Murphy told Sportingbet.
“Every player and member of staff is in the spotlight and every decision and action is being judged. It doesn’t matter who Utd play now, every game is as big as the next.
“Man Utd need every player fit if they’re to stand a chance of getting some consistency back. Without Pogba, Martial and Rashford all playing at the same time, they look very average.
“The Liverpool game will shine a light on how much these players really want to turn the club around.
“Playing Liverpool isn’t just about the 3 points, it’s getting one over your rivals and making a statement.”
Solskjaer is under extreme pressure at Old Trafford and former Premier League midfielder Robbie Savage claims the Norwegian deserves more time at the club, and he sees Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers as a future Manchester United manager.
He told Mirror Sport: “Brendan Rodgers is leading Leicester City back into the Champions League – and he is a future United manager.
“Don’t get me wrong: When I say Rodgers is destined for high office at United, I am not saying Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be sacked. I am not in favour of football’s hiring-and-firing culture, and Solskjaer deserves time.
“But I’ve been so impressed by the job Rodgers has done since he took over at the King Power eight months ago that I’m convinced Leicester can finish in the top four.”