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Ed Woodward, Glazer family to clash over Solskjaer

Timothy Aiyeku

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

There are fears that Man United bigwigs will clash over the future of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the club as they are desperate to return to winning ways.

The Red Devils are currently in a bad shape as they have suffered some painful defeats so far that has dented the image of the club and cast doubt on their wish to have a successful season.

The recent defeat against Arsenal has condemned Man United to 15th position in the Premier League while their smooth Champions League campaign came to an end with another defeat against Turkish outfit Istanbul.

There were early signs of a bad season with the season’s opener defeat against Crystal Palace and another against Tottenham but the wins over PSG and RB Leipzig in the Champions League gave hope and kept Ole Gunnar Solskjaer going on the job.

Now that pressure is mounting it is understood that the club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is set to break the rule by Glazer family so as to turn things around before it gets late.

Ed Woodward is planning to go against the club’s police which stops anyone from sacking a manager until qualification for the Champions League is mathematically impossible.

The rule established by the Glazer family is what kept David Moyes at the club for almost a full season before being sacked. The law also allowed Louis van Gaal to last on the job for two full years.

Jose Mourinho was the only exception at Man United because the situation at the club before his sack was almost unbearable while the atmosphere, was described as being “toxic”

Howbeit, a Champions League qualification cannot be decided yet because of the long season, this campaign promises to be but Ed Woodward is already considering to move ahead with the decision to sack the club’s former player, a development that could be unacceptable to the Glazer family.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been calm and refused to comment on his future. He made it clear that people have the right to speak up on their opinions but he is focused on doing the best job he could possibly do.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.