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Manchester United to keep faith in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer regardless of top-four fate

According to the Express, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will go into the game against Leicester City confident that his job is safe.

The Red Devils face the Foxes at the King Power Stadium in a massive winner takes all clash for the top four. United need just one point to ensure that they qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League.

There is a lot at stake for United in what can be seen as a season-defining game. Solskjaer’s fate as the manager is not one of them.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will remain the Manchester United manager regardless of the result against Leicester City
Manchester United will keep faith in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

According to the report, United plan to stick by the Norwegian and will resist the opportunity to approach former Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino.

The Argentine enjoyed excellent success in North London, where he took Spurs to the 2019 Champions League final. Currently a free agent, he has long been linked to the United hot seat.

Solskjaer’s fate could be in stark contrast to his predecessors David Moyes and Louis van Gaal. Both managers failed to qualify for Europe’s premier competition during their time at Old Trafford. They paid dearly and were soon dismissed.

Louis van Gaal was dismissed after missing out on Champions League qualification
Louis van Gaal was dismissed after missing out on Champions League qualification

Although a club hero as a player, Solskjaer’s goodwill must be a matter of objectivity rather than sentimentalism. The Norwegian has had enough time to make his mark, while also being adequately backed in the transfer market.

However, questions must be asked following United’s heartless performance in the FA Cup semi-finals. Poor squad management has also seen United players run out of steam going into the crucial final game.

United’s unbeaten run of late has won Solskjaer a number of admirers. But the fact remains that when the stakes were high, the team failed to perform.

Solskjaer has identified Grealish as a key target
Solskjaer has to achieve Champions League qualification (Getty Images)

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Leicester City have a number of their top players unavailable for the clash against United. Stars such as James Maddison and Ben Chilwell are injured while Caglar Soyuncu is suspended.

United, on the other hand, have no injuries to be concerned about. Solskjaer has been given the necessary tools to do the job. If he fails, it makes no sense for us to keep encouraging mediocrity.