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Manchester United: Ed Woodward tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his job is safe

Manchester United: Ed Woodward tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his job is safe

Manchester United chief Ed Woodward has told manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that his job at the club is safe, according to ESPN.

That has led the Norwegian manager to press ahead with his plans to reshape the United squad as he plans for the January transfer window.

According to the publication, the club is planning to sign a right-sided attacking player to compliment Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s defensive qualities.

The Red Devils have endured a nightmare start to the season that has left them in 10th place and 10 points off the top four, winning just three of their opening 11 games.

Keeping the 67-cap former Norway international in charge after the start to the season the club has endured screams of poor management from the higher powers at Old Trafford.

His managerial style has been brought into question with United having gone 12 games in all competitions without scoring more than one goal earlier this campaign.

Their lack of attacking threat was amplified against Newcastle United as the north-west club scored no goals and had just three shots on target, despite the Magpies having conceded five goals away to Leicester City the weekend before.

From an experience point of view, United may be better off hiring coaches like Erik ten Hag and Leonardo Jardim, who have shown during their trophy-winning spells at Ajax and AS Monaco respectively that they can handle young squads. This is relevant due to the club’s policy of signing young talent as seen in last summer’s transfer window, making either of the two suitable managers (via Transfermarkt).

Keeping Solskjaer at the club will only make the English giants regress as seen by the failure to string together consistent attacking performances.

Manchester United fans, what do you make of the reports surrounding Solskjaer? Let us know your thoughts!

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