Speculation continues to rage about the future of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United manager, with some sources suggesting that he could be sacked if they lose their next match, away to Tranmere Rovers in the FA Cup.
United’s season took another turn for the worse on Wednesday night as they lost at home to Burnley for 1962, with Solskjaer’s side looking bereft of ideas and creativity. To make matters worse, the atmosphere in the stadium turned toxic, with vitriolic personal abuse directed at both the Glazer family and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, and thousands of fans streaming out of Old Trafford before the end.
Criticism which had been vocal before the game from supporters and ex-players has now been ratcheted further a notch, and, whilst many of the problems, such as the club’s botched transfer policy are not his fault, he may be about to become the fall guy for the failings of others.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.