Solskjaer is said to have only one month to decide his fate at Old Trafford. If his performance does not improve, he will have to leave and the most likely replacement is former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.
MU started poorly in the Premier League this season. In addition to the 3-2 victory over Brighton with a penalty due to VAR’s intervention after the time was up, they lost the remaining two matches at home to Crystal Palace 1-3 and Tottenham 1-6. Currently, they are 16th.
Along with poor collective performance is the depressed performance, lack of vitality of individuals such as Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Paul Pogba … Former Man Utd captain Roy Keane even urgently called the group of players. These are “scammers” and predict that they might make Solskjaer lose his job.
After the international break, Man Utd will return and immediately face Newcastle, Chelsea, Arsenal and Everton in the Premier League, as well as PSG and RB Leipzig in the Champions League group stage. Among the aforementioned opponents, Chelsea, Arsenal and Everton are all in high form and are in the top group, while PSG and RB Leipzig reached the semi-finals of the Champions League last season.
Pochettino is considered one of the most talented coaches today. Arriving at Tottenham in 2014, the Argentine leader created a new face for the club, despite not being given much money. In the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 season, he and his students raced the Premier League championship to the final rounds. Last season, they reached the Champions League final for the first time in history, before losing 0-2 to Liverpool. However, due to a poor start in the Premier League with 14 points after 12 rounds, he was fired in November 2019.