There are more question marks surrounding Manchester United more than ever after their 5-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool in Premier League action over the weekend. Mohamed Salah scored a memorable hat-trick that left no doubt that Manchester United are very much a work in progress.
The question is if the brass and fans are willing to wait it out after the Red Devils made considerable investments in the offseason to fight for major titles this season. Solskjær’s team is in the midst of a terrible funk, having gone winless in 4 Premier League matches, 3 of which were defeats. While in the Champions League, Manchester United sit top of their group, it is reported that the brass at Old Trafford have become unrested with the club's current situation.
According to the Guardian, several Manchester United players are questioning if Solskjær is the right person to lead the team at the moment. In the event that Solskjær were to be sacked a former Premier League manager would step in to take over the position.
Antonio Conte to Manchester United
According to the Guardian, after the team’s brutal defeat 5-0 to Liverpool, Manchester United players don’t believe in the tactics of the Norwegian, and while well liked at the club, the players feel they need a manager that can lift them to the expectations that comes with playing at Manchester United.
Any decision on Solskjær’s future would come from Joel Glazer and managing director Richard Arnold, who is said to be speaking with Glazer sometime today. It is reported that the candidate that they have in mind is Antonio Conte, the former Inter Milan and Chelsea manager.
Conte, who is not a fan of taking over a team midseason, would be willing to make an exception given that the position is Manchester United. At Chelsea, Conte won the Premier League in his first season in 2016-17 and the FA Cup the following year.
On the other hand, Solskjær stated after the defeat that, “I do believe in myself, I do believe that I am getting close to what I want with the club,”. Manchester United now sit seventh in the standings.