Solskjaer’s Man Utd have suffered five defeats in their last nine games, and are without a win in their last four Premier League matches.
Sunday’s 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool was the latest in a series of poor results. United now sit in seventh place in the EPL table and are eight points adrift of league leaders Chelsea, with their hopes of a title challenge already fading.
Manchester United 0-5 Liverpool. Full-time thoughts.
– Solskjaer. It’s over. He needs to be sacked
– United truly humiliated, nothing else can be said
– There’s no return from that defeat to Liverpool
– Total capitulation
– Ole’s sacking is inevitable now#mufc #MUNLIV pic.twitter.com/nuNZ7FMW9M
— Man Utd Fans (@United4fans) October 24, 2021
Gary Neville criticised Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tactics
One time Man United teammate of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Gary Neville didn’t hold back from pinning the blame on the Norwegian manager of the defeat to Liverpool.
“It does come down to the coaching team, it’s nowhere near good enough,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“What stands out in my mind is their organisation around the press. The manager and his coaching staff have to take the blame for the pressing game today. Why would you do that? They are not a pressing team, they haven’t got it in them. Manchester United are kidding themselves that they are a pressing team, that they can coordinate it as one.
“This is the first super-team they are playing against and they are being pulled apart like they wouldn’t believe. Liverpool have done their homework. The minute [MUFC] play a proper team, this is what is going to happen. Half-decent teams are putting goals against them, proper teams will batter them. It’s crazy stuff there.”
Despite criticising Solskjaer’s staff, Neville does not expect the Norwegian will be sacked even though he is favourite to be the next dismissed manager in the EPL.
Fabrizio Romano’s update on Antonio Conte to Manchester United
Antonio Conte, the former Chelsea and Inter Milan head coach, is also being tipped as a potential replacement.
Conte stepped down from his role as Inter Milan manager after leading them to their first Serie A title in 11 years and was linked with both Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur in the summer.
The Italian’s impressive CV includes five league title wins with three different clubs in Italy and England, having won three in a row with Juventus between 2012 and 2014.
Respected journalist Fabrizio Romano has reported that Conte does not like to take on jobs mid-season, but he would make an exception for Mancheser United.
To be clear about Antonio Conte. He’s never been a fan of joining clubs during the season as it’s not in his style – the only club right now that could change Antonio’s mind is Manchester United 🔴 #MUFC
Still no official talks. Depends of Solskjær situation – matter of respect. pic.twitter.com/eaXrgygCjB
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 25, 2021
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has previously hailed Antonio Conte’s managerial talents, amid the news that the Italian would consider replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford.
Man United travel to play Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday 30 October 2021. Kick-off is scheduled for 5.30 pm.
A week later, on Saturday 6 November, Solskjaer’s Utd faces another one of their big rivals at home to Manchester City in a lunchtime kick-off, scheduled for 12.30 pm.