Man Utd chiefs Woodward and Arnold’s stance on sacking Solskjaer after Tottenham

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to remain in charge for Manchester United’s trip to Tottenham at the weekend, although reports suggest the Norwegian’s future beyond the fixture reportedly remains uncertain. Solskjaer is desperately clinging onto his job following a poor run of results which has left United lurking in seventh place with just 14 points from nine Premier League games.

United were thumped 5-0 by rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday and Solskjaer must now attempt to raise morale in time to face Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.

But according to ESPN, United chiefs Ed Woodward and Richard Arnold have given Solskjaer their backing for the Spurs game, but have not guaranteed his future at Old Trafford beyond that.

Speaking after the game against Liverpool on Sunday, Solskjaer referred to it as his ‘darkest day’ as United boss.

“It is not easy to say something apart from it is the darkest day I have had leading these players,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports.

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“The whole performance was not good enough.

“We created openings, they had chances and they have been clinical.

“The third goal decided the game. It is mine [responsibility], that is it. The coaching staff are very, very good, brilliant.

“I choose the way we approach the game, we were not clinical enough and gave too much spaces and when you give good players space they score.


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“I have come too far, we have come too far as a group. We are too close to give up now.

“It is going to be a difficult one. The players will be low but there’s loads of characters there.

“We know we are rock bottom, we can’t feel any worse than this. Let’s see where we take it.”

The latest developments come after Antonio Conte has been linked with taking over the managerial post at Old Trafford, should the United hierarchy call time on Solskjaer’s tenure.

Conte is without a job after leaving Inter in the summer following two seasons in charge, which culminated in the Italian boss winning the Serie A title for the first time in 11 years.

The former Chelsea boss guided the Blues to the Premier League title in 2017 and the FA Cup a year later.

Conte also won three Serie A titles in a row from 2011-14 during his time in charge of Juventus.

After Tottenham, United will turn their attention to the Champions League once more where they will meet Atalanta on Tuesday in Italy.

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