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Pressure on Solskjaer grows: Should Manchester United sack the coach?

It was a disappointing return from the international break for Manchester United, who fell to a wild 4-2 defeat to Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. This defeat means that the Red Devils have lost three, drawn one and won one of their past five, with the sole victory against Villarreal coming despite a poor performance. As such, pressure is mounting on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The coach has long had his critics at Old Trafford, but there is extra pressure on Solskjaer this season given the talented squad the club have assembled, having signed Jadon Sancho, Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane this summer.

Many believe that another coach could do better with this group of players and it could be time for a change, given that Solskjaer has been in charge since December of 2018 and has failed to win a trophy so far.

The Norwegian has been backed in the media by several of his former Manchester United teammates, but that support won't last forever.

Gary Neville gives his Solskjaer theory

Speaking this week, Gary Neville discussed the coach's position and gave his reasoning for why Solskjaer hasn't yet been sacked by Manchester United.

"If Ole had been the manager in the post Sir Alex Ferguson slip stream he'd be gone by now," Neville said on Sky Sports.

"But because of those bad experiences that United have had through getting rid of managers after a year, two years, eight months, they're going to live with him and believe in the project for a longer period.

"I think probably it's the right way to go because they've had bad experiences through changing managers. It costs more money sometimes to change."

For the time being, then, Solskjaer remains in his post. But, patience is wearing thin and results need to follow soon.

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