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#OleOut: Solskjaer’s future undecided after emergency board meeting

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future as Manchester United manager is still undecided after club officials discussed his position following the 4-1 defeat at Watford.

A fifth defeat in seven Premier League games left United 12 points behind leaders Chelsea and piled more pressure on Solskjaer, with some of the most senior figures at the club having lost faith in him.

Solskjaer was booed by a number of the United fans in the away end at Vicarage Road as he approached them at full-time, although midfielder Bruno Fernandes appeared to try to redirect their frustration towards the players.

Goalkeeper David de Gea labelled the defeat “embarrassing” but added: “It’s easy to blame the manager or the staff but sometimes it’s the players.”

When asked what this result meant for his future, Solskjaer replied: “I am working for and with the club. Of course we have good communication and if the club are thinking of doing something that is a conversation between us.”

The United board have so far ignored increasingly vociferous calls to relieve Solskjaer of his duties in the wake of a humiliating 5-0 loss to rivals Liverpool and a 2-0 derby defeat to Manchester City in early November.

If United decide to dismiss Solskjaer, they are determined to do it in the right way because of his standing at the club.

Solskjaer: I was ‘very low’ after the defeat to Watford, and I believe we can turn this round.

“I always have belief in myself, but at the moment it’s a difficult time for us. I can trust every single one out there to give what they have, but the results are difficult.

“I believe we can turn this round.

“I understand the fans, who have supported the club through thick and thin, and have been great over the last few years. It’s a difficult period, we have had a hard time since Sir Alex left, and the fans who have been here – since I came in – have been unbelievable.

“They understood the situation, the signings this summer raised expectations, rightly so, because we brought some top players in and having been second last year, we hoped to kick on.

“At the moment, we can’t seem to find our form, and it’s their right to show their opinion. But as Bruno is such a passionate man, he knows football can change quickly.”

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