Date: 10th November 2021 at 4:00pm
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Manchester United’s season has edged ever closer to crisis after a disappointing 2-0 defeat at home to bitter rivals Manchester City. 

The result put Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under yet more pressure, just a fortnight after the Red Devils’ humiliating 5-0 defeat to Liverpool at Old Trafford.

A 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur last weekend looked to have eased the pressure on the former United striker, but the derby defeat on Saturday afternoon will undoubtedly have done very little in the way of harnessing support for the Norwegian.

Despite United’s poor start to the season, during which they have won just four of their last 12 matches, the club’s hierarchy have reportedly given their full backing to Solskjaer throughout their poor spell of form.

Now, it appears that the manager’s job might not be as safe as first thought.

Solskjaer is yet to win a trophy as manager of Manchester United

According to The Sun, Solskjaer’s reign as manager of Manchester United is hanging by a thread, and it is now a question of when, rather than if, he will be sacked.

The mood amongst players and staff at the club is apparently that Solskjaer will be sacked imminently.

Despite signing Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo over the summer and being touted as one of the favourites for the Premier League title, United find themselves in sixth place, nine points behind leaders Chelsea.

Only 11 games into the season, it seems that United may find themselves competing for a Champions League qualification spot, rather than the title, in May.

The Red Devils have already been knocked out of the League Cup, and have relied on late goals from Ronaldo on three occasions in the Champions League so far this term, with qualification to the knockout stages still unconfirmed.

United now head into the international break having lost six of their last 12 games in all competitions, and few would bet against a new face being in charge of United’s next game, against Watford at Vicarage Road in ten days’ time.

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