KEY POINTS

  • Solskjaer may be close to being sacked by Man Utd
  • Liverpool thrashed Man Utd 5-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday
  • Man Utd have bagged just a point in their last four league games

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who may be on brink of being sacked as Manchester United's manager, has reportedly failed to resolve the lack of understanding between Cristiano Ronaldo and Mason Greenwood.

Following the humiliating 5-0 loss to arch-rivals Liverpool FC in the Premier League on Sunday, there have been rumors suggesting that Solskjaer has lost the faith of a number of his players. In fact, the Norwegian boss' camp had begun to fall apart in Manchester even before the nightmare against Liverpool, reported ESPN

One of the major concerns of the players is Solskjaer's inability to handle his misfiring forwards. An unnamed source told ESPN that quite a few Red Devils players have noticed that Greenwood and Ronaldo hardly pass the ball to each other in attacking positions and that the former Real Madrid star is becoming evidently irked by his younger teammate's decision to shoot instead of passing in goal-scoring positions. However, International Business Times could not verify it independently. 

Ronaldo has netted six goals this season for the Red Devils, while 20-year-old Greenwood has scored four. 

Solskjaer, who first took over Manchester United's job as interim manager following the sacking of Jose Mourinho in December 2018, has also been accused of "favoritism" toward underperforming players and unwillingness to give opportunities to the likes of  Jadon Sancho, Jesse Lingard, Donny van de Beek and Nemanja Matic. This has led to some players openly slamming the manager while on international duty.

But the Manchester United dressing room is not believed to be toxic as it was under Mourinho. Solskjaer is still liked by a bunch of British players and overseas ones. 

Manchester United are seriously considering Solskjær's future at Old Trafford as the team has managed to claim just one point from their last four league games. The club's managing director, Richard Arnold, is understood to have canceled all appointments for Monday to hold talks with Manchester United co-chairman Joel Glazer, according to The Guardian

Manchester United will next travel to London to take on Tottenham in the Premier League on Saturday. 

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under pressure Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under pressure Photo: AFP / Paul ELLIS