Utd contact Solskjaer replacement?

English Premier League

Following Manchester United's 6-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur over the weekend, the club has reportedly contacted a replacement for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the event that results don't improve.

United suffered the humiliating 6-1 defeat to former manager Jose Mourinho's Spurs side on Sunday, a result that has raised further question marks about Solskjaer's long-term future at Old Trafford.

In the immediate aftermath of the result, reports emerged suggesting that the club's executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, has contacted ex-Lilywhites boss Mauricio Pochettino about potentially taking over from the Norwegian manager in the near future. 

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According to Sport, who cited the Daily Star, Woodward is not considering sacking Solskjaer at the moment, but wants to have an alternative in place to take over immediately in the event that United's poor start to the season continues.

The Red Devils currently lie 16th in the Premier League standings after winning just one of their opening three matches and conceding 11 goals in the process, including three in their opening-day defeat to Crystal Palace and two more in their narrow win over Brighton & Hove Albion.

Pochettino has been without a job since leaving Spurs in November last year, after famously guided the north London club to the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League final, in which they were defeated by Liverpool. 

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