When will Man Utd sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer?

By Youssef Abdelhalim, CNN • Updated 3rd September 2017

It’s reportedly the end of the road for Manchester United’s struggling manager.

The club is firing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to The Telegraph.

The Norwegian manager took over from Jose Mourinho on an interim basis in December, leading United to a 10-match unbeaten run and to a sixth place finish in the Premier League. But the man former Manchester United defender Gary Neville called “a breath of fresh air” has recently fallen out of favor.

In four games since returning from international duty, Solskjaer has won only one game, and that was by only one goal. In fact, United has lost three of its last four league games.

United in difficulty

United has qualified for the Champions League for the 23rd consecutive season but it’s barely got any regard for that tournament in recent years.

The last team to win its first four European group games was Zenit St. Petersburg in 1996, but it still finished bottom of the group and only made the Champions League quarterfinals.

This is the worst Manchester United has ever managed to do in the group stages and only once before was it relegated to the Europa League (2014).

Man United recently leaked for lack of firepower

Meanwhile, Solskjaer’s claim to fame as a footballer is something short of legendary.

A talismanic striker for Norwegian club Molde in the early 1990s, the now-44-year-old is best known for a spell at Cardiff City between 2008 and 2013, leading the club to promotion to the English Premier League in his first year.

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