Chris Wood and Jay Rodriguez scored the decisive goals for Burnley either side of half time, and fan unrest was marked by passionate chanting from United fans against the club’s ownership, with many also walking out early and leaving visible swathes of empty seats.
It looks like he doesn’t have the energy to do it any more.— Scott Saunders (@_scottsaunders) January 22, 2020
Fans on social media also voiced their displeasure at Solskjaer, with #OleOut trending. Supporters questioned his ability as a manager and coach after what was another aimless performance from a patchwork team.
United have lost nine Premier League games so far this season, while Solskjaer has overseen 19 defeats in just 65 games since he took over from José Mourinho 13 months ago.
On Wednesday, the club missed another opportunity to close the gap on fourth-placed Chelsea, who dropped points earlier in the week. A Champions League place next season looks increasingly unlikely, while a Liverpool victory on Thursday night could see the leaders go 33 points ahead of their arch rivals, laying bare the enormous chasm that has grown between the two clubs.
But rather than pull the trigger, the Old Trafford hierarchy are determined to stick with the man they only handed a three-year contract to as recently as March.
United bosses are committed to a longer-term overhaul that began with the signings of Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire, as well as several departures. There appears to be belief in continuing the project as it is, with the club aware success will not be instant.