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Manchester United have won just three of their last nine games in all competitions, and their recent 5-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool might be the final nail in the coffin for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Having signed Raphael Varane, Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo over the summer, expectations were high heading into the new campaign.
However, poor form and a humiliating defeat at the hands of rivals Liverpool on Sunday, thanks to goals from Naby Keita, Diogo Jota and a superb hat-trick from winger Mohamed Salah, means that the United board have a decision to make – keep the faith in Solskjaer or send him packing.
According to The Guardian, managing director Richard Arnold has cancelled all of his appointments on Monday so that he can hold talks with the Glazers.
It is assumed that the talks will centre around the management of the club and whether United could progress further with someone else in the Old Trafford dugout.
Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been heavily linked with the role, though the report understands that the Italian boss is yet to receive any contact from the Red Devils but would not decline any potential talks.
Conte is keen to hold talks with the club if an opportunity arises, but he wants to be certain that he is happy with United’s vision and how the deal could pan out.
But there is no guarantee that Solskjaer will be departing the Red Devils yet, especially as the 48-year-old is keen to remain at the club.
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Following the embarrassing loss to Liverpool, Solskjaer explained that his work at United is not yet finished, saying: “I do believe in myself, I do believe that I am getting close to what I want with the club,
“I have come too far, we have come too far as a group. We are too close to give up now.
"The results lately haven’t been good enough, it’s hands up and that brings doubt in anyone’s mind probably, but I’ve got to keep strong and believe in what we’re doing.”
As well as Conte, former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane and Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers have also been linked with the potential vacancy.
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