Ole responds to United sack talk

English Premier League

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has opened up on the talk of being sacked, amidst reports of the club's hierarchy holding talks with three possible replacements.

Following the 2-0 defeat to Burnley at Old Trafford, it's been suggested that Solskjaer could be one defeat away from being the fourth casualty since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013.

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However, the Daily Star claim executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and the board are waiting for the returns of Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay and Marcus Rashford to properly judge the manager.

The report further added that Mauricio Pochettino, Gareth Southgate and Julian Nagelsmann have been identified as the primary targets should they opt for a new direction.

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But Solskjaer remains confident he can succeed at the Theatre of Dreams, despite the inconsistencies of the current squad with eight defeats in the 2019/20 campaign.

"We can't react to all the noise outside," Solskjaer said, as per ESPN. "There'll be criticism, you've got to take it.

"You've got to be stronger mentally. I am, the club is, the staff are very strong mentally and we're sticking to what we believe in and I've got full faith.

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The Red Devils boss went on to suggest that his project will take time to bear fruition in the same manner Jurgen Klopp has achieved with league leaders Liverpool.

"We do have a way of doing things. You can see other teams have done well, Jurgen spent four years building his team and they're doing well now.

"It's not going to be a quick fix, not eight or 10 players in the transfer window, we've had one proper transfer window and we are trying to do something now."