Cristiano Ronaldo stance on sacking Solskjaer and advice Man Utd team-mates

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Cristiano Ronaldo stance on sacking Solskjaer and advice Man Utd team-mates

Manchester United is in crisis, with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the verge of losing his job, but star player Cristiano Ronaldo is demonstrating his leadership abilities.

Despite the uncertainty surrounding the Norwegian’s position, Ronaldo is said to have urged his teammates to give their full support to the under-fire manager and not to let their work rate or application drop.

The 36-year-old returned to Old Trafford less than two months ago, but he is already establishing himself as a leader in the dressing room as a result of his status and extensive list of achievements in the game.

After Sunday’s harrowing five-goal home defeat against Liverpool, Solskjaer is thought to be on the verge of losing his job, though he will remain in charge for this weekend’s trip to Tottenham.

According to a report in the Manchester Evening News , many United players have lost faith in Solskjaer’s abilities, but Ronaldo has issued a rallying cry for them to put their doubts aside and fight for the team.

The Portuguese superstar has urged his teammates to continue supporting and backing Solskjaer for as long as he is in charge.

Following the club’s humiliation against their rivals on Sunday, there have been strong reports this week that the former striker was set to be fired.

It was a painful result that continued the Red Devils’ troubling run of form, which has seen them pick up just one point in their last four Premier League games.

Prior to a 4-2 loss at Leicester City, Solskjaer’s team had been edged out at home by Aston Villa and held by Everton.

Despite comeback victories over Villarreal and Atalanta in the Champions League, the nature of the performances was cause for concern and added to the manager’s pressure.

While players continue to like the Norwegian on a personal level, they have begun to question his tactics and team selections, expressing confusion over the lack of playing time for Donny van de Beek, Jesse Lingard, and Nemanja Matic.

United have kept Solskjaer in charge for the weekend trip to Tottenham Hotspur, and he is also expected to oversee the team for the upcoming Champions League return game at Atalanta before facing Manchester City at home.

A loss in any of those games is expected to signal the end of his nearly three-year reign at Old Trafford.

Antonio Conte is the most visible available manager, and while it is reported that the Italian is open to an approach from United, some members of the club’s board of directors have reservations about the Italian.

Beyond this weekend, the situation remains unclear due to a lack of consensus, with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and managing director Richard Arnold both key figures in any decision, despite both publicly expressing admiration for Solskjaer’s work this year.

Solskjaer’s and his potential replacements’ futures are unlikely to change anytime soon.


Cristiano Ronaldo stance on sacking Solskjaer and advice Man Utd team-mates

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