Manchester United’s clash with Everton this weekend is reportedly not ‘pivotal’ to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future with the club remaining ‘committed’ to the under-fire manager.
Solskjaer has come under increasing pressure following a disappointing start to the season for the Red Devils, who sit 15th in the Premier League after taking just seven points from their opening six fixtures of the season.
United are without a win in four home fixtures in the Premier League, whilst their bright start in the Champions League group stages suffered a setback with an embarrassing 2-1 defeat to Istanbul Baseksehir in midweek, a clash which saw shambolic defensive errors from Solskjaer’s side.
The defeat to the Turkish champions came on the back of their poor performance in the 1-0 loss to Arsenal last weekend, though The Athletic are reporting that Solskjaer’s position will remain safe even if the club suffer a third consecutive defeat at Goodison Park on Saturday lunchtime.
United reportedly remain ‘committed’ to the Norwegian and are happy with the progress the Red Devils have made under his tutelage, Solskjaer guiding the club to Champions League qualification in addition to reaching the semi-finals of the Europa League and both domestic cup competitions.
There also remains a sense that Solskjaer deserves an opportunity to revive the club’s fortunes following impressive performances against the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig this season, despite the concerning nature of their recent defeats.
Speculation had mounted that the United hierarchy had made an approach for former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, who has spoken of his readiness to return to management after leaving the north London side in November of last year.