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United board back Solskjaer

Despite being knocked out of the Champions League by RB Leipzig on Tuesday night, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer retains the full confidence of the Manchester United board.

There have been suggestions that the Norwegian could be under pressure for his job, especially give the financial implications of dropping into the Europa League instead.

However, the club’s owners are taking a more long-term view of his record, and believe that his win ratio of 56% compares favourably with most of his rivals. And they also think that he is capable of mounting a sustained title challenge – despite losing two of their first three Premier League matches, they are just five points behind leaders Spurs, and they have a game in hand on their North London rivals.

United have the perfect opportunity to bounce back from the disappointment of Tuesday night on Saturday evening when they host neighbours City in the Manchester derby at Old Trafford.

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