''It’s the worst day of my career as Man Utd manager'' - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer favourite for the sack following Tottenham humiliation

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 05 October 2020, 08:49

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been cut from 25/1 to 6/4 to become the Premier League’s first managerial casualty of the campaign after Man Utd sunk to a sorry 6-1 defeat at home to Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham.

United shipped four first-half goals for the first time in the Premier League era - spanning 1,079 matches - en-route to the club’s heaviest defeat since they were thrashed by the same staggering scoreline at home to Man City nine years ago.

The Red Devils have now lost their opening two home games for the first time since 1986/87, when they were managed by Ron Atkinson, who was replaced soon after by a certain Sir Alex Ferguson.

The current incumbent, Solskjaer, was a 33/1 outsider at the start of the season to be the first manager gone, but United’s shocking start means questions over his tenure have inevitably re-emerged, with #OleOut and #Poch trending on Twitter in the aftermath of the Spurs game.

Mauricio Pochettino is currently the 21/20 favourite in the next Man Utd manager market, however Solskjaer will hope that the metaphorical managerial blade remains in the cupboard.

Sunday’s humiliation saw Solskjaer lambasted and jeered - from people's sofas at least - while the result left Man Utd just two places above the drop zone in 16th. The fact that 11 goals have been conceded already is extremely concerning, yet the start of the season has been a bewildering one all round.

After all, rivals Man City are only a point and a place better off after three games - and recently suffered a shock 5-2 defeat of their own - whereas Liverpool were destroyed 7-2 by Aston Villa on Sunday night.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the new favourite for the chop

“It’s the worst day of my career as Man Utd manager,” a dejected Solskjaer said in his post-match interview.

What will worry the boss most is, not the scoreline, but the lack of fight and guts from his players, who looked spineless at times and void of answers. The mistakes were both numerous and horrendous.

The embattled boss will now gear up for what promises to be a hectic final day of the summer transfer window.

Edinson Cavani is set to be signed on a free transfer, Alex Telles will reportedly arrive for £18m, while fans will have to wait and see if there’s a dramatic late breakthrough in the Jadon Sancho saga, or the pursuit of Ousmane Dembele.

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