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Manchester United fully behind manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Solskjaer is safe for now
Solskjaer is safe for now / Soccrates Images/GettyImages
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not in any danger of being sacked by Manchester United, with the club still convinced he is the right man for the job.

The Red Devils endured a tricky run of results in the lead up to the international break. First, they were dumped out of the Carabao Cup by West Ham, and they then slumped to a Premier League defeat to Aston Villa, before drawing with Everton.

These results did sandwich a 2-1 Champions League victory against Villarreal, though this was not the most convincing display - Solskjaer's charges had to be bailed out by a last-minute winner from Cristiano Ronaldo.

Despite United's recent struggles, Solskjaer still retains the board's backing. According to the Sun, the club have no intention of sacking him anytime soon as they are happy with the direction he is steering things on the pitch.

United view Solskjaer's tenure as a long-term project and although he has not won a trophy yet, they believe he is the coach who can lead them to a Premier League title.

The club spent big in the summer, recruiting Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo - a trio that have endured mixed fortunes since joining, or re-joining, the Red Devils.

Solskjaer himself is confident he is up to the task of returning United to their perch, saying in a recent interview: "I’m very confident that we will get the best out of this squad.

"A lot has happened this month. We’ve had Raphael and Jadon with us since August and Cristiano since September. We’ve got loads to work on and we need to improve, we know that and I know that; but I do believe in this group of players and the coaching staff that I’ve got. So, the short answer is: yes."

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