Manchester United fans’ hopes of seeing Antonio Conte or Zinedine Zidane step in and bring about a change at Old Trafford appear to be deeply dashed after the club’s board have decided on their options for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future amid calls to sack the manager.
Manchester United’s board are still fully committed to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and have no plans to replace the club legend as manager despite a less than impressive start to the season, Fabrizio Romano reports.
Had enjoyed the start of a sunny season, The Red Devils then dimmed since the middle of last month, losing three, drawing once and winning just two in the last six matches in all competitions.
The latest was a disappointing 1-1 draw against Everton, even though the visitors were without a number of important pillars including mainstay striker duo Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison. But United’s poor form meant they were even lucky to avoid defeat after Yerry Mina’s goal was ruled out for offside.
Inevitably after defeats to BSC Young Boys, West Ham United and Aston Villa and now being held to a draw by Rafael Benitez’s side, there have been calls from fans for the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has failed to win any trophies since he took the job in December 2018.
It’s just that according to Fabrizio Romano’s report, the management of Manchester United determined that nothing would change and the club still supports the Norwegian tactician to end the club’s wait to win a trophy this season.
Manchester United’s board are said to be willing to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer more time to improve the team and help new signings Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane integrate into the team and fully adapt to Premier League football.
Fabrizio Romano said no manager had been contacted to replace the Norwegian boss this season, despite fans pressing for the club to work on signing either of Antonio Conte and Zinedine Zidane who are currently without a club.