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Manchester United manager Solskjaer admits the 5-0 Old Trafford defeat against Liverpool was a personal low point but is convinced he’s on the right track

Unconfirmed claims that he was due to be replaced after nearly three years in the position, Solskjaer has remained in control, and several sources have told Reuters that he will be in charge against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

United’s players and staff were due back at Carrington on Tuesday, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer begins the chore of dealing with the humiliating loss to Liverpool and preparing for Saturday’s trip to Tottenham Hotspur.

The Reds visit London and then will fly out to Bergamo in Italy to build on our Champions League Group F start against Atalanta.

United did not want to make a premature decision, according to sources close to the club, and is currently focused on fixing the team’s performance and results.

Despite the immense pressure placed on Solskjaer, 48, following Sunday’s humiliation, he remained faithful. Former Juventus and Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is said to be “interested” in the post, and there have been reports of unhappiness in the dressing room.

However, Solskjaer will be well aware that any continuation of results and performances like to Sunday’s could make his job unsustainable at a club that has not won the Premier League since Alex Ferguson’s final season in command in 2013.

Before bringing in French World Cup winner Raphael Varane, England winger Jadon Sancho, and five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, United finished second in the Premier League and reached the Europa League final last season.

Those additions, particularly Ronaldo’s return, raised hopes that United could challenge for the title this season, but the team has won just one point in its last four games and appears to be falling far short of the standard required to compete with Chelsea, Manchester City, and Liverpool for the title.

The club has been trying to make a big transition to recover the “culture” of the Ferguson years, which Solskjaer experienced as a player, since he took over from Jose Mourinho in December 2018, firstly on a temporary basis.

In July, Solskjaer received a contract extension, extending his contract to 2024 with an option for an extra year. Mike Phelan, the assistant manager, received a similar contract earlier this month.

United have been hesitant to abandon their ambitions due to a sudden, albeit severe, drop in form after making those promises.

Solskjaer’s top task now will undoubtedly be to shore up a defence that was shambolic against Liverpool and in a 4-2 loss to Leicester City a week ago.

Varane’s return from injury would be a big assistance in that aspect, but a change of shape and system, returning to the more compact, counter-attack focused style from early in his tenure, would also be a good idea.

But first, Solskjaer will have to deal with a set of players still suffering from their former rivals’ thrashing.

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