Ole Gunnar Solskjaer “left anxious for his job at Manchester United” after Ed Woodward could not secure the January 4 signings he had requested
- Manchester United missed several important goals in January
- Club loaned midfielder Bruno Fernandes and striker Odion Ighalo
- Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted that he was worried about the number of failed deals
- Solskjaer wanted to draw four players and now fears for his future in the club
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fears for his job after the club could only make two signing sessions in January instead of the four he wanted, according to the mirror.
The Old Trafford side provided a permanent deal of £ 48 million for midfielder Bruno Fernandes and a last six-month loan for striker Odion Ighalo, but those signings did not meet what Solskjaer had hoped at the start of the window.
The Norwegian gave CEO Ed Woodward a list of players that he wished for in December, but only one permanent deal made the team of the first team thin on numbers.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is worried about his future in Manchester United after a poor January
Solskjaer will lead his side against Chelsea on Monday evening, as they try to take off from ninth place and avoid a lowest Premier League finish ever.
The failed deals have caused Solskjaer to worry that the club is starting to lose faith in him by not investing in the players he is looking for.
Woodward has insisted privately that he is happy to bite Solskjaer if needed in the future, despite his legendary status at the club, with former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino and former Juventus chief Massimiliano Allegri both interested.
Woodward said at a recent fan forum: “As a club and board, we recognize that we are not yet where we want to be.
Chief executive Ed Woodward was only able to make one permanent signature last month
“It is the overwhelming priority of everyone at the club to get us back to regularly challenging titles for Premier League and Champions League titles.
“As part of the reconstruction, we see this coming summer as an important opportunity.
“There has been no shortage of investment in players in recent years, with over £ 200 million since Ole became a manager. Our goal is to ensure that we continue to ensure consistency in the quality of recruitment.
“Bruno Fernandes and the players we brought with us last summer are proof that our process is the right one.”
Club supporters are also divided over Solskjaer, with some preferring to give him more time, while others prefer to see a more experienced coach work with the team.
The club missed players including Erling Braut Haaland, who joined Borussia Dortmund