Solskjaer led Manchester United to lose scandalously to Tottenham on October 10. The 6-1 defeat at Old Trafford brought about a lot of pressure on the football manager but he was able to find a way to make the team play better afterward.
In the next league game which was against Newcastle United, Man United bounced back to win 1-4 to rekindle the enthusiasm of the club’s fans. On October 20th, Manchester United did the unthinkable by defeating Paris Saint Germain 2-1 in a Champions League group game.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his men took the form to play against Chelsea in the league on October 24 but all they could get from the fixture was a 0-0 draw. After that, the fortunes of Manchester United returned as the club beat RB Leipzig 5-0 in a Champions League group match.
When United’s fans thought that the club has finally settled, Solskjaer led his men to play against Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 1. Unfortunately for United, the club lost the match with just a lone goal scored from a spot-kick.
Afterward, United faced a lowly rated Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir in a UEFA Champions League group match on November 4. To the dismay of most fans of the club, the Turkish side stunned the Premier League club 2-1.
Since the defeat, the call for the sack of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has become louder. The club has reportedly contacted the former manager of Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino over Solskjaer’s position at the club.
“I became a man at Manchester United. I have learned how to deal with good and bad times. Every game of football becomes history quickly. We have to go to Goodison Park with a positive frame of mind.
“There’s always speculation. There are always people in the background, out of work looking for a job and keeping an eye on results. It’s a constant pressure, especially nowadays. Before you could lose four or five games and get away with it. You can’t lose one now. Especially at Manchester United.
“All managers are under pressure. At Manchester United, there is more pressure than any club in the world. It comes with the job. We know what happens if you don’t win enough games.”
Manchester United will visit Goodison Park on Saturday, November 7, to play against Everton. If the visit of Manchester United doesn’t favor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, it might be difficult for the tactician to remain the manager of the club before the end of November’s FIFA international break.
Unfortunately for United, Everton have not been an easy team to play against this season as the club which is being managed by Carlo Ancelotti has been having the best of the season. So far, they have played 7 league games in which they won 4, drawn one, and lost two. They are currently occupying the 4th spot on the league table with 13 points.
🗣️ "We're searching for consistency. That's something we need to improve on," says Solskjaer.— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 6, 2020
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