Solskjaer to remain in charge at Old Trafford

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to remain in charge as Manchester United manager despite their heavy defeat at the hands of Liverpool.

The feeling within the club is that while the result was bitterly disappointing and painful for everyone, the immediate focus is on improving after picking up one point from their last four Premier League games.

United’s next two Premier League matches are against Tottenham and Manchester City, both live on Sky Sports, and they also face Atalanta in the Champions League next week.

But despite their poor results and huge external speculation, there is no suggestion from inside the club that Solskjaer’s job is under threat at this point.

Reports indicate that former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been in contact with United about taking over should they decide to make a change.

However, Sky Sports News understands that there has been no contact between the parties.

Solskjaer called the 5-0 defeat to Liverpool – their heaviest home defeat in this fixture – his “darkest day” as United manager.

The Norwegian was adamant that the club are close to achieving success after he was asked if he was still the right man to lead the team.

He now faces the huge task of picking up his squad and staff ahead of their trip to Tottenham on Saturday Night Football.

United are seventh in the Premier League after nine games, eight points behind leaders Chelsea, while Spurs are one point and one place above them in the table.

  

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