Ole Gunnar Solskjaers first Man Utd XI from 2018 and where the players are now

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks set to stay on as the manager of Manchester United ahead of this weekend's clash against Tottenham.

It comes after coming under increasing pressure following the 5-0 thrashing from Liverpool on Sunday at Old Trafford.

Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick to give the Red Devils one of the worst days at home in the Premier League era.

It sparked a debate over whether or not Solskjaer should be sacked amid links the club could hire Antonio Conte.

But the Norwegian still retains a lot of support in the boardroom, particularly from Sir Alex Ferguson who has fought his corner this week.

The 48-year-old has been in charge for three years now at the club and has already overseen a number of changes.

Perhaps the most important was changing the atmosphere, which was distinctly negative from the last months of Jose Mourinho's reign.

But he is in danger of letting that slip with reports of unhappy players amid Solskjaer's training methods.

His first match in charge was a resounding success after beating Cardiff, his old side, in a 5-1 result.

So, where is the starting XI now?

David de Gea

In between the sticks was Mr Reliable, De Gea, who has been the main man for over 10 years at United now.

After a minor wobble which saw Dean Henderson come in, the Spaniard has seen his form return this season.

Ashley Young

A stalwart under Mourinho, Young performed admirably over the years at Old Trafford in a number of roles.

However, by Solskjaer's arrival perhaps time had caught up with the Englishman and he was carted off to Inter Milan a year and a bit after in the summer of 2020 before joining Aston Villa the 2021 summer transfer window.

Victor Lindelof

An acquisition of Mourinho's, the Sweden international has been one of the main defenders over the four years he has been at the club.

This summer has represented a challenge for Lindelof after the arrival of Raphael Varane from Real Madrid.

Phil Jones

One of just a handful of appearances Jones ever made under Solskjaer with injuries taking a hefty toll on the defender.

The 29-year-old is still at United but has not played in over two years. He has returned to fitness but needs some real luck to get his career back on track.

Luke Shaw

Shaw has had a tough start to his United career but is now firmly first-choice under Solskjaer.

The Englishman had a brilliant season last year but has seen his form decline this campaign.

Nemanja Matic

Another player still at United but has lost his first-team spot with Solskjaer preferring Fred and Scott McTominay.

The Serbian turned 33 in the summer and his presence has been missed with United lacking that solid midfield base.

Ander Herrera

The Spaniard was a hugely popular player during his time at United due to his work-rate and tenacity.

However, he was let go for nothing at the end of the 2018/19 season when his contract expired and joined Paris Saint-Germain.

Paul Pogba

Man of the match against Cardiff, there was a real sense that Solskjaer could unlock the best out of Pogba.

Three years later and his future remains at the forefront with his contract expiring at the end of the season – only time will tell what that conclusion will be.

Anthony Martial

Another to perform on the day, and certainly saw his form catapult the following season.

However, it is back to square one for the Frenchman – who finds himself battling for a spot in the side after the arrivals of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho.

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Marcus Rashford

Romelu Lukaku was quickly replaced by Rashford as the main man up front at United.

That was backed up by a £300,000-a-week contract for the Englishman, who has just recently returned from injury and scored twice already.

Jesse Lingard

Lingard completed the trio up front for Solskjaer, scoring twice against Cardiff, but his United career remains very stop-start.

His contract is up in the summer and is on the peripherals, despite performing when given the chance under Solskjaer.

United XI vs Cardiff: De Gea; Young, Jones, Lindelof, Shaw; Matic, Herrera, Pogba; Martial, Rashford, Lingard.

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