sport news Will Ole Gunnar Solskjaer be sacked if lose at Everton?

Will Ole Gunnar Solskjaer be sacked as manager if lose at Everton or can he fend off the latest crisis as Mauricio Pochettino lurks as a possible replacement following a woeful start to the season? Sportsmail's experts have their say

By Sportsmail Reporter

Published: 18:00 GMT, 5 November 2020 | Updated: 18:00 GMT, 5 November 2020


It's all going wrong for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at and now questions loom over his future following a shambolic 2-1 defeat at Istanbul Basaksehir.

Although the loss only represents a dent in what has otherwise been an encouraging start in their Champions League group, it also comes at a time when the Red Devils are in woeful domestic form.

Solskjaer's side have taken just one point at home from four games and have lost to Crystal Palace, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur – with the latter even resulting in a 6-1 humiliation. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come under pressure at Manchester United following a poor start

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come under pressure at following a poor start

It leaves them all the way down in 15th as they travel to fourth-place Everton on Saturday in a crucial Premier League encounter which if they lose again could see them as much as nine points off a top-four spot.

So should and will United stick with Solskjaer if they lose at Goodison Park? Can he still turn it round and if not who should replace him?

Our team of experts give their answers as the pressure ramps up on the United manager.

His United team suffered a Champions League shock after losing at Istanbul Basaksehir

His United team suffered a Champions League shock after losing at Istanbul Basaksehir

Should Solskjaer be sacked if United lose to Everton?

IAN LADYMAN: Only if United know who they would like to replace him with and that man is called Mauricio Pochettino. 

DOMINIC KING: No. If they believe he is still the man the morning after losing in Istanbul, nothing will have suddenly changed in 72 hours. It is hard not to have sympathy with Solskjaer. The people above him are failing him.

JACK GAUGHAN: No, the previous victories in the Champions League have bought him time. Wins over RB Leipzig and Paris Saint-Germain were statements.

DANIEL MATTHEWS: There’s a fair case to be made that Solskjaer should be sacked regardless of what happens against Everton. The calamity in Istanbul was not a turning point – United had responded to a 6-1 defeat by Spurs with a brilliant win over RB Leipzig, after all. It was just another day at a club where every step forward is followed by at least one back. The cold truth is this: there has been no

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