Embattled Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the backing of legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson and that proved vital in buying him some time in the quest to turn things around at the club.


Experienced Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano recentlystated that Solskjaer could have lost his job as the Manchester United manager in the wake of the heavy home defeat to Liverpool if not for Sir Alex Ferguson who was able to use his influence to ask for more time from the other board members with the conviction that Solskjaer has what it takes to turn the current run of poor form around for the better.

Solskjaer came under a lot of criticisms after his team collapsed to a Mohamed Salah-led Liverpool team at the Theatre of Dreams. Egyptian international Salah was a thorn in the flesh of the Manchester United players as he scored a treble and also added an assist on the way to the 5-0 thumping of the Red Devils as Liverpool recorded their biggest win over their arch rivals in the Premier League era. Apart from Salah, Guinean star Naby Keita and Portuguese forward Diogo Jota also scored for Liverpool.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaerplayed under Sir Alex Ferguson for 11 years and it’s not surprising that he has the backing of the Scotsman. Solskjaer made his biggest contribution as a Manchester United player during the 1999 UEFA Champions League final against German champions Bayern Munich at the Nou Camp. The Norwegian scored the winning goal as Manchester United scored twice in stoppage time to overturn a deficit and beat the Germans 2-1 to win the Champions League title on offer that season. Manchester United were able to complete an unprecedented treble thanks to that Champions League title win. They had earlier won the Premier League and the FA Cup titles.