Man United boss Solskjaer favourite to be sacked next

By Mirror: Thursday, January 23rd 2020 at 14:40 GMT +3 | Gossip & Rumours
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer [COURTESY]

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been installed as favourite to be the next Premier League manager to lose his job.

Solskjaer saw his Manchester United side lose 2-0 to struggling Burnley at Old Trafford on Wednesday night leaving the Red Devils six points off the top-four pace.

It was their second 2-0 reverse in as many games after a defeat by the same scoreline at arch rivals and runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool on Sunday.

Eddie Howe had been favourite to be the next to exit his post, but Bournemouth's 3-0 victory over Brighton has relieved some of the pressure on the Cherries boss.

He is now second on the list with Aston Villa manager Dean Smith in third.

Solskjaer issued a scathing assessment of his players following the defeat by Burnley.

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He said: "For me, the most important thing is we have to perform on the pitch. Tonight wasn't good enough for a Manchester United team.

"The boys have given everything they've got, but they're experiencing this period for the first time in their lives.

“When you're at Manchester United, you're playing at the biggest and best club in the world. Some of them have played 10, 12, 15 games and it's not easy for them.

"I'm going to back them and help them get through this. We can't do anything but hold our hands up and say it's not good enough.”

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