Ole under pressure after heavy defeat!

27th Oct 2021

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been here before of course with his job questioned by the media and fans but this time the alarm bells are really sounding different for him at Manchester United. When you lose to your greatest historic rival that's annoying, when you lose at home for United it is unacceptable, but when you get destroyed 5-0 at Old Trafford to your greatest historic rival, that usually spells the end especially if you come into the game on a bad to average run.

It would be easy to say that Liverpool going to Old Trafford and beating Manchester United 5-0 was a stunning result but was it really? Going into the game Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp were a polished outfit, each player knows his role in the team and the same cannot be said of United. There have been question marks over Solskjaer's tactical awareness, or how he is slow to change up the game with the right substitutions when the game needs it. And yet here we are Solskjaer is keeping his job for now where 99% of other managers would have been sacked. You feel that everyone at the club likes him, they want him to do well. There is actually, as far as we know, no player unrest with him. He is Manchester United through and through, it's very hard if you are associated with the club to dislike the usually smiling Norwegian, the magician as a player that got United out of holes time and time again. However from the outside it seems painfully obvious that Solskjaer doesn't look like the person who will elevate this side to trophies and having a chance to win the league.

Everyone knows how brilliant Mohamed Salah is but there is no doubting how amazing he has been so far this season. The Liverpool forward has 10 goals from 9 league games and 15 in all competitions. His incredible goals against Manchester City and Watford will be on rinse and repeat not just with Liverpool fans but also anyone that truly loves the game and now he has scored a hat trick at Old Trafford, it's quite scary to think that he is just 29. The modern game has changed for strikers, just look at Zlatan Ibrahimovic who is playing for Milan, he has just turned 40 and is still scoring for the team.

Everton fans will be hoping that they are not experiencing deja vue. Remember last season under Carlo Ancelotti the club started so strongly and then started to fade. This season has felt like the same under Rafa Benitez. This past weekend was a poor result and there is no getting around that as Everton lost 5-2 at home to Watford despite being 2-1 up with 12 minutes remaining. Benitez has shown many great qualities but that result has to be amongst the worst for Everton in a few years. To compound the misery it was completed by former player Joshua King scoring a hat trick. It's just one victory for the Toffee's in their last five now and they have slipped to 8th place.

Chelsea hit 7 goals past Norwich despite Romelu Lukaku's injury and it is clear as daylight that Norwich will be going down this season. The Blues were in party mode and Thomas Tuchel's team are also the most in-form side in the league presently with 12 points from their last 15. There has been a huge improvement for Arsenal though and they have 11 points from their last 15 as they creep up the table after having beaten Aston Villa 3-1.

Next Premier League manager to leave Job: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 1.15, Daniel Farke 6.00, Dean Smith 14.00, Nuno Espirito Santo 20.00, Claudio Ranieri 20.00

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