Considering the poor start Manchester United experience last season under Jose Mourinho, it’s a miracle that United were even in the race for a top 4 spot when Ole Gunnar Solskjær took over as interim manager and subsequently permanent manager towards the end of the last season, so it would be unfair to blame Solskjaer for failing to qualify for the Champions League last season. However, considering his record since he became the permanent manager at Old Trafford, as of the writing of this piece United have only won 11 of their last 30 games since their 3-1 victory away at PSG, resulting in United currently being 7th in the Premier League, 9 points behind Manchester City in 4th and 18 points behind Liverpool in 1st.
Some United fans are happy to give Solskjaer more time as he is clearly in the process of rebuilding United by getting rid of some of the “deadwood” players as well as giving game time to the likes of: James Garner, Mason Greenwood, Brandon Williams and Tahith Chong. Other United fans on the other hand believe that Soslkjaer is out of his depth at a club like United and would like a more experienced manager in charge. Regardless of what the United fans want, if Solskjaer is unable to improve his form at United by either winning a trophy or qualifying for the Champions League, it is likely that the Manchester United board may run out of patience with him.