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Solskjaer To Stay At Man Utd Despite Heavy Defeat To Liverpool

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to remain in charge as Manchester United manager despite their heavy defeat at the hands of Liverpool.

Naija News gathered that the club hierarchy will not sack the manager after the bitterly disappointing 0-5 loss to Liverpool on Sunday.

The club chiefs said that the immediate focus is on improving after picking up one point from their last four Premier League games.

United’s next two Premier League matches are against Tottenham and Manchester City, and they also face Atalanta in the Champions League next week.

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But despite their poor results and huge external speculation, there is no suggestion from inside the club that Solskjaer’s job is under threat at this point.

Sky Sports News reports that former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been in unofficial contact with United about taking over should they decide to make a change.

However, it was learned that there has been no contact between the parties.

The Norwegian was adamant that the club are close to achieving success after he was asked if he was still the right man to lead the team.

He had said: “We’ve come too far as a group and we’re too close to give up now,” he said on Sunday. “I’ve heard nothing else [about a potential departure]. This is the lowest I’ve been, but as I’ve said, I accept the responsibility.

“I do believe in myself, I do believe that I am getting close to what I want with the club, I think what we’ve done, what I’ve seen, the development, of course, the results lately haven’t been good enough. But I’ve got to keep strong and I do believe in what we’ve been doing, the coaching staff and the players.

Solskjaer now faces the huge task of picking up his squad and staff ahead of their trip to Tottenham on Saturday night.

United are seventh in the Premier League after nine games, eight points behind leaders Chelsea, while Spurs are one point and one place above them in the table.

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