Manchester United consider sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer amid player revolt

United consider sacking Solskjaer following player revolts
United consider sacking Solskjaer following player revolts / Eurasia Sport Images/GettyImages

Manchester United are reportedly planning to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following their poor showing against Liverpool and Manchester City which have reportedly led to player revolts.

Back-to-back home defeats have increased the pressure on Solskjaer; the 0-5 loss to Liverpool and Saturday's 0-2 loss to City have raised questions over the Norwegian's ability to continue managing the team.

According to the Daily Mail, United players are unhappy with the recent results, and senior players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes have voiced their concerns about a lack of direction from Solskjaer and his coaching staff, a drop in the standards at the club, and the unfair treatment of Donny van de Beek.

United have, so far, not shown any intention of sacking Solskjaer, and according to The Guardian, the manager is confident he will still be in charge when United face Watford on November 20.

Speaking after the game, Solskjaer said United will have to react like a "wounded animal" against Watford, but admitted the derby defeat was a big step behind for his side. “Of course it’s very disappointing,” Red Devils boss hero said. “Of course it feels like after last week that we have made a step or two forward. Results-wise, it’s a big step backwards.

“Probably, for me, it’s a way of losing that we don’t like. When you lose a game against a good team you want to see a better Man United team than that. Of course when you concede the first goal as early as you do in an unfortunate way, it makes the game a lot more difficult."

When asked if he can still turn things around, Solskjaer said: “Yeah, definitely and you’re right (about) back to where we should be. For me, it is about back to what we were starting to look like.

“We started to look like a proper team, we started to look on the front foot, a team that I like to see. Then we’ve had two or three or four weeks now, a disappointing spell. Yeah, the result against Tottenham, the performance, was good but it’s not what we want to look like, to put it that way."