Sportsmail understands the Norwegian is fighting to save his job, with sources offering him only lukewarm support on Monday night, more than 24 hours after the humiliating 5-0 defeat by Liverpool.
The former striker is currently in his third full season as United boss, but inconsistency has resulted in them sitting seventh in the Premier League, eight points behind leaders Chelsea.
Micah Richards (L) admits he feels sorry for Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (R)
The Norwegian is fighting to save his job at Old Trafford after United's thrashing by Liverpool
It comes after a summer in which the Old Trafford club brought Cristiano Ronaldo back to the club, as well as signing Jadon Sancho for £73million from Borussia Dortmund.
But speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live's Monday Night Club, Sportsmail columnist Richards insists their involvement in a side that already includes Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood has caused a lack of balance.
'It's a team of individuals, not a collective,' Richards said.
'They all want to be the star man, instead of doing the basics of football, like running and tackling. If you're bringing in Ronaldo, what's your style of play?
Richards believes summer signing Cristiano Ronaldo has not helped Solskjaer find balance