Will Ole Gunnar Solskjaer get sacked? Why Man Utd manager’s future is uncertain - and Premier League table

A 5-0 home humiliation to Liverpool has heaped further pressure on the Manchester United manager

It’s the type of result that often spells the end of a Premier League manager’s reign.

Losing 5-0 to one of your closest rivals on home soil will take time to digest and recover from for many Manchester United fans.

Liverpool produced a five star performance, which included a Mo Salah hat-trick, to ramp up the pressure on Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

There had been voices of discontent with the way Man United has started the 2021/22 Premier League season, after a 4-2 drubbing away to Leicester City last time out.

It left the Red Devils fifth in the Premier League table after eight games played.

Solskjaer’s team have dropped to seventh in the EPL standings after the home humiliation against Jurgen Klopp’s side, in the Liverpool manager’s 200th win in charge.

Here’s what was said about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future and what games Manchester United have coming up to save their season - and possibly the manager’s job.

Will Ole Gunnar Solskjaer get sacked?

Online forums, sport phone ins and pundits are all discussing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future, with a divide between if he should stay or if he should go.

They cite Jose Mourinho as clinging on until a week before Christmas in his final season in charge at Old Trafford, with a far worse start.

PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino is touted as the next man to take on the Manchester United hot seat, with Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers ex Chelsea boss Antonio Conte also being mentioned.

What has Gary Neville said about Ole?

One time Man United team mate of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Gary Neville didn’t hold back from his assessment of the defeat to Liverpool.

Neville said: "It does come down to the coaching team, it’s nowhere near good enough. What stands out in my mind is their organisation around the press.

"The manager and his coaching staff have to take the blame for the pressing game today. Why would you do that? They are not a pressing team, they haven’t got it in them. Manchester United are kidding themselves that they are a pressing team, that they can coordinate it as one.

“This is the first super team they are playing against and they are being pulled apart like they wouldn’t believe. Liverpool have done their homework. The minute [United] play a proper team, this is what is going to happen. Half-decent teams are putting goals against them, proper teams will batter them. It’s crazy stuff there.”

Neville was speaking on Sky Sports after the final whistle on Sunday where he also thought Man United wouldn’t sack Solskjaer after that result.

Where are Man Utd in the Premier League table?

Manchester United slipped from fifth to seventh in the Premier League table after the resounding defeat to Liverpool on Sunday 24 October.

Who do Man United play next in the Premier League?

Seventh placed Manchester United travel to play sixth placed Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday 30 October 2021. Kick off is scheduled for 5.30pm.

A week later, on Saturday 6 November, Man Utd face another one of their big rivals at home to Manchester City in a lunch time kick off, scheduled for 12.30pm.

They have an away match against Watford on Saturday 20 November (3pm) and see November out with a trip to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea on Sunday 28 November (4.30pm).

A message from the editor:

Thank you for reading. NationalWorld is a new national news brand, produced by a team of journalists, editors, video producers and designers who live and work across the UK. Find out more about who’s who in the team, and our editorial values. We want to start a community among our readers, so please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and keep the conversation going. You can also sign up to our email newsletters and get a curated selection of our best reads to your inbox every day.