Sir Alex Ferguson still backing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer despite Liverpool debacle

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer retains the support of Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, with the Scot one of the few remaining defenders of the Norwegian.

An embarrassing 5-0 defeat to rivals Liverpool on Sunday has piled the pressure on Solskjaer and his board held crisis talks on Monday to evaluate his position.

Though Solskjaer looks set to remain in charge for Saturday’s game against Tottenham, the mood music has undoubtedly shifted after Sunday’s loss to Liverpool.

Solskjaer is said to have lost large swathes of the dressing room this season, with many players feeling his tactics are not up to scratch and lag behind the likes of Pep Guardiola, Thomas Tuchel and Jurgen Klopp.

Ferguson was present for meetings with United’s heirachy on Monday, including Richard Arnold and Ed Woodward, and the Scot is backing Solskjaer to remain in charge according to TalkSPORT.

It’s agreed that the Norwegian deserves another chance to turn around his reign but that time is running out for him to prove so.

Antonio Conte is said to be keen on taking charge at Old Trafford and is willing to break his own rule of not joining a team mid-season in order to do so.

The Italian won the Premier League and FA Cup during his two years at Chelsea, while he guided Inter Milan to the Serie A title last season.

United had the chance to hire Conte in 2018 but felt his brand of football was not suitable to the Theatre of Dreams, while his fractious nature could cause problems.

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