Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now the odds-on favourite to be the next Premier League manager sacked, with Manchester United 15th in the table and coming off the back off two defeats in a week against Istanbul Basaksehir and Arsenal.
Sportsmail understands there would be significant support from inside the United dressing room for former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino to take over, adding to his problems.
It doesn’t get any easier for the Old Trafford boss either, with this relentless season throwing up a dangerous trip to Everton next in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off. Lose to Carlo Ancelotti’s side at Goodison Park and there is a very good chance it will be Solskjaer’s last match in charge.
They say in football that the next game is always the biggest game, and that is certainly the case for Solskjaer as he looks to cling on to his job and start climbing the table.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job is on the line as Manchester United travel to Everton on Saturday
Get through this and things should be simpler for Solskjaer, with a run of league fixtures against West Brom, Southampton and West Ham to follow and United well set to qualify for the Champions League knockout stages…