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Texts From United Players To Ole Gunnar Solskjaer And Ed Woodward After Liverpool Defeat Revealed

Tom Fenton

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Texts From United Players To Ole Gunnar Solskjaer And Ed Woodward After Liverpool Defeat Revealed

Several Manchester United players sent text messages to Ed Woodward and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the wake of the side's crushing defeat at home to Liverpool.

In the days following the result, in which the home side lost 5-0 at Old Trafford, there was mounting pressure for the Norwegian manager to be sacked.

Uncertainty over his immediate future led players to seek out answers from the board, who were said to be considering a change.

Numerous reports now claim that the manager has three games to turn United's fortunes around and keep his job, but before such news was announced, texts were being sent to Red Devils chairman Woodward regarding the situation.

According to ESPN, many of the messages being sent by United players were in support of Solskjaer, who, it is understood, still retains the respect of the dressing room.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

It's not yet known whether this support swayed the board's decision to keep the 48-year-old, as previously his position looked less than secure at the club.

The outlet also claims that some of the texts included frank acknowledgements of the squad's failings, both collectively and at an individual level.

Individual defensive errors have cost United dearly this season, as the likes of Harry Maguire, Raphael Varane and Luke Shaw have all been culpable this season for goals conceded.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

Although Solskjaer is set to be in the United dugout this weekend against Spurs, ESPN reports that the board are still preparing a contingency plan - should results not improve.

As it stands, Brendan Rodgers, Antonio Conte and Zinedine Zidane are the early favourites to become the club's next manager, with the Leicester City boss's odds being cut drastically over the past 24 hours or so.

Appointing the Northern Irishman would be controversial to say the least, given his previous managerial stint at Liverpool.

However, he has since gone on to coach Celtic and Leciester, notably leading the latter to a historic FA Cup triumph last season.

Topics: ed woodward, Manchester United, Premier League, Brendan Rodgers, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Antonio Conte

Tom Fenton
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