Manchester United figure faces uncertain future after Tottenham collapse


Manchester United are going through a real rough patch at the moment.

A late run of form saw the Red Devils secure a third place finish in the Premier League last term, while they also managed to reach the semi-finals of the Europa League.

Everything was set for the club to really kick on this term, but that simply hasn't happened.

A frustrating transfer window saw them limited to just one major arrival before deadline day as Donny van de Beek arrived from Ajax.

While Alex Telles and Edinson Cavani moved to Old Trafford as first team arrivals in the final knockings of the international window, there's no escaping that it was a frustrating window.

If that wasn't enough, it's been a rocky start to the new season on the pitch as well.

United have picked up just three points from their three Premier League games so far, with the latest result being a humiliating 6-1 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend.

Performances like that are bound to lead to pressure from the outside, and according to transfer expert Ian McGarry, that scrutiny has led Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's job to be under threat.


Speaking on The Transfer Window Podcast, McGarry said: "It seems very clear that given the recruitments that have been made, given that the fact that he did not get the players he identified, and also in light of the defeats to Crystal Palace and then obviously the humiliation from Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, Solskjaer's position, at least from sources I am told, is currently under review.

"Under review means of course that they will examine the results in the coming month, they will examine results.

"And if it's the case that Solskjaer cannot get the team momentum and get them winning football matches in the Premier League, then he will be called to account with regards to his position."

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

We're only a handful of games into the new season and we're already discussing a manager losing his job.

That is the way in the modern game, and that's not going to change any time soon.

As far as Manchester United are concerned, something has to change.


An unsteady start to the season can happen - particularly in a year as bizarre as this one - but that doesn't mean that standards can drop at Old Trafford.

To lose 6-1 against Tottenham Hotspur is an absolute disaster for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and so it's no surprise that he's under pressure.

Manchester United are one of the worlds' biggest sides and so to lose so heavily at home to a divisional rival is not good enough.

Solskjaer deserves time to turn things around but there's no doubt that he'll have to do so quickly.

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