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