Reports today claim that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fears that he will be sacked by Manchester United if Liverpool defeat his side at Old Trafford once the Premier League resumes.
The two giants of English football will go to battle on October 20th and Solskjaer and the United faithful are already anxious of Liverpool’s visit.
Bizarrely, despite Solskjaer having steered United to their worst start to a season in 30 years, he has publicly described the first fixture after the international break as the ‘perfect game’ to kick on from. However, behind closed dears, it is claimed that Solskjaer feels that United supremo Ed Woodward would be under immense pressure to pull the trigger if United are turned over by the Reds.
Jose Mourinho’s fate was sealed last December when Liverpool beat United at Anfield 3-1 and the pressure is now on Solskjaer to ensure his side are not embarrassed at Old Trafford. United insist that Solskjaer is safe and that funds are available to strengthen his squad during the January transfer window.
United were defeated by Newcastle United at the weekend which leaves them rooted at 12th in the Premier League just 2 points away from the drop zone, where Everton currently sit 🤣
They haven’t won away from Old Trafford in domestic competition since February and have failed to score more than one goal in any game since the 4-0 opening-day win over Chelsea. Solskjaer’s win ratio is currently 47.5% which is the worst by any United manager since Dave Sexton, who was in charge between 1977 and 1981.
United have won just 1 out of their past 8 games against Liverpool, although 5 of those games ended in stalemate.