Manchester United

Main reason behind Man Utd’s decision to keep Solskjaer revealed as club eye former Leipzig boss

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been under pressure for weeks now due to the team’s poor results.

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Man Utd were beaten 2-0 at home over the weekend by Man City and the result once again rose questions as to Solskjaer’s future.

According to ESPN, Solskjær expects to survive the international break and remain in charge for Man Utd’s next game against Watford. The Norwegian is said to have spoken to Ed Woodward since the defeat to Man City but has so far been given no indication he would be sacked anytime soon.

Man Utd prefer is to keep Solskjær in position until at least the end of the season but there is a growing feeling that stance could change depending on if United’s place in next season’s Champions League gets threatened.

ESPN reports that results in Europe this season are a major reason behind Manchester United’s decision to stick with Solskjær despite significant unrest within the squad and among supporters.

Man Utd have also denied speculations they have made an approach to Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers. The former Liverpool coach would be in the frame to replace Solskjær if United decide to make a change, but Old Trafford chiefs are well aware of the difficulty in prising him away from his current contract with Leicester City, particularly in midseason.

Former RB Leipzig boss Ralf Rangnick is also considered a viable short-term option, as per ESPN. The 67-year-old is said to havr impressed Ed Woodward during informal meetings in the past but now has a senior role at Lokomotiv Moscow.

The game again Watford after the international break would be very critical as it could determine whether or not Solskjaer stays or leaves Man Utd.