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Solskjaer given 'unequivocal backing' by Manchester United despite woeful defeat to Burnley

Despite Manchester United’s woeful showing against Burnley on Wednesday night, reports today claim that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still has the full support of the clubs board.

While the result didn’t really come as a great surprise considering their recent struggles, it seemed like it was a whole new low for Manchester United on Wednesday night, Burnley recording their first league win at Old Trafford since 1962.

Goals from Chris Wood and Jay Rodriguez means that United have picked up just 34 points from their 24 league games, their worst return at this stage of the season since the 1989/90 campaign.

Under misty Manchester skies, United fans voted with their feet, supporters walking out of Old Trafford en masse after 85 minutes, while there were a number of anti-Glazer and anti-Woodward chants heard throughout the game.

Rio Ferdinand called the state of the club ’embarrassing’, while former midfielder Darren Fletcher described the atmosphere as ‘toxic’, United fans becoming increasingly unhappy with the way the club is being run and the level of performance served up by Solskjaer’s side, the Norwegian operating with a squad that is sorely lacking in a number of areas.

However, in the wake of the defeat, and with #OleOut having been trending on social media, it seems as though Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job is not under threat, with Jamie Jackson of The Guardian saying that the former striker still has the ‘unequivocal backing’ of the clubs hierarchy, while Sky Sports report the club is ‘not even considering a managerial change’, even though they have been strongly linked with former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.

Despite a squad that has been left threadbare by a number of injuries and departures, United still have not backed Solskjaer in the transfer market this winter, a deal for Bruno Fernandes becoming somewhat of a saga, while the club are also thought to be keen to sign a striker to cover Marcus Rashford’s injury.

‘We didn’t have an answer’ – Solskjaer admits Man United ‘weren’t good enough’ after woeful Burnley loss

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