IT’S a visit to the North East and Newcastle United for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United on Sunday, in what’s a must-win match for each groups.
Having received solely twice this season within the league, the storm clouds are gathering over Outdated Trafford as soon as once more, and when that occurs, it typically ends with the supervisor dropping his job.
The stats don’t lie this season and neither do the growing ranges of stress and scrutiny on the Norwegian.
5 wins in all competitions since that well-known victory in opposition to Paris-Saint Germain within the Champions League in March, is relegation type.
And Solskjaer’s standing as a membership legend will solely purchase him a lot time.
I’ve tweeted and written a number of instances on this very column, that I, and so many different United followers, help Solskjaer and hope he makes a hit of issues.
The query is that this although; is he getting the perfect out of what he has?
The sport in opposition to Arsenal on Monday night would by no means go down as a assured three factors.
The away sport in opposition to Newcastle, most likely the worst workforce within the Premier League, ought to.
The matches this week, a 1-1 draw within the Premier League in opposition to Arsenal adopted by a Zero-Zero draw in opposition to AZ Alkmaar have highlighted the problems.
United ambled by in opposition to Arsenal however in Holland did not handle one strike on the right track, and it’s sadly the place United are, a mid-table aspect hoping to make the Europa League.
Solskjaer’s post-match feedback haven’t helped him both, and though they could have been designed to guard his younger squad, there’s not many supporters on the market that imagine United put in a “good efficiency” in Holland.
It’s Newcastle this afternoon and an opportunity for former captain Steve Bruce to place one other nail in Solskjaer’s coffin.
Bruce a brave participant who led by instance, sarcastically, is all the things Solskjaer’s United is lacking.
United’s haul of 9 factors after seven video games is their worst tally at this stage of a top-flight marketing campaign since 1989.
And in the event that they don’t beat the Magpies would stay winless in eight consecutive top-flight away fixtures for the primary time since a run of 11 from February to September in the identical yr.
However that shouldn’t occur as a result of United face a workforce that has solely received certainly one of their final six Premier League residence video games, plus, Bruce’s document in opposition to his outdated membership isn’t nice both.
In a complete of 21 matches in opposition to Manchester United as a supervisor, he’s but to win, and it’s the longest winless run any supervisor has endured in opposition to a single opponent in Premier League historical past.
Are you able to think about the uproar if he fails to get three factors on Sunday afternoon?
United supporters and pundits speak about attacking soccer and taking part in in an entertaining approach.
On Sunday, an important factor is three factors, and United will take it nevertheless they’ll get it.