Ole Gunnar Solskjaer safe for now but Man Utd stars ‘confused and divided’

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly unlikely to be sacked by Manchester United this week – though the Red Devils players have been left confused by goings on at the club.

Solskjaer is is under severe pressure at Old Trafford having seen the Red Devils be thrashed 5-0 by rivals Liverpool at the weekend.

He is the bookies favourite to be the next Premier League manager sacked with rumours swirling on Monday that he may not have made the end of the day.

The Athletic report that Solskjaer will be given the opportunity to turn fortunes around, starting at Tottenham on Saturday.

Though they add that United's players have been left confused over the style of the play they have been adopting.

It's claimed Solskjaer gave his players an instruction to press high on Liverpool but The Athletic add players were confused by the exact coordination.

Plenty of names are being mentioned as potential replacements for Solskjaer, including ex-Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and current Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers.

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Though Solskjaer is not going to give up his job easily, saying: "I have come too far to give up. I am not built that way.

"The feeling we have had is we were getting where we wanted to be but in the last few weeks results haven't come and we have hit a brick wall. We have conceded too many easy goals and that is a concern.

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"I am still thinking about tomorrow's work, we are all low. This is the lowest I have been but I accept the responsibility, that is mine and mine going forward.

"I do believe in myself, I do believe I am getting close to what I want with the club.

"The results lately haven't been good enough. Hands up, that brings doubt in anyone's mind but I have to keep strong and I do believe in what we have been doing."

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