Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer won't face sack but can use Manchester United January budget "on one condition"

By Amreen
Solskjaer will be allowed to spend up to £70m in January under one condition
Solskjaer will be allowed to spend up to £70m in January under one condition / Soccrates Images/GettyImages

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will reportedly be allowed to use Manchester United's £70m January budget on one condition following the club's 4-2 loss to Leicester City over the weekend.

The Red Devils have only won two of their last seven across competitions and are already five points off Premier League leaders, Chelsea.

And according to the Daily Star, Solskjaer will only be given funds in January to add to his squad if the board feel the club can be genuine contenders to lift silverware this season.

United already spent big during the summer, bringing in Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane, and Cristiano Ronaldo. But Solskjaer wanted to add a right-back and reportedly a central midfielder, too.

Off the back of United’s poor result at the King Power Stadium, former United man, Gary Neville told Sky Sports: "The performances have been so shoddy all season in terms of team performances. There's been some good results and some great individual goals, but the overall performances and the unit in and out of possession have been shoddy.”

"It's scrappy and scruffy to watch," added the United legend. “When you play a team with a clear organisation and a methodology, you're going to get pulled apart and that's what happened."

"Manchester United at this moment in time are imbalanced. The performances are now getting what they deserve in terms of the results. It needs to change. The performances need to be a lot better," he said.