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Solskjaer hits out at sack reports

The Manchester United boss is effed off

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hit back at reports that he could be sacked as manager.

Ever since he has left Tottenham Hotspur, Mauricio Pochettino has been linked with a potential appointment at Old Trafford. There is however speculation that Daniel Levy has inserted a clause in his severance agreement that means that United would need to pay compensation to Spurs in order to appoint him before the end of the season.

The report comes as United prepare for tomorrow’s game against Tottenham, meaning that Jose Mourinho will be back at Old Trafford for the first time since he departed the club a year ago.

Solskjaer is being backed by the Manchester United board for now, and they have no plans to sack him even if the club finishes in mid-table. That could change if the club really loses its way or if the players lose faith in the manager.

Speaking ahead of the game, the Norwegian said of recent sackings and rumours: “No, it doesn’t make me more concerned.

“I’m just focusing on my job and that’s doing as well as I can, look forward to the next game, look long term and plan things with board.

“I’m good, absolutely no problem, sometimes you laugh when you read stories about what I’ve said, but at least I know the sources are not sources and are just made up, blatant lies.

“It’s that time of year, it’s never nice to see your colleagues lose their job in a very short space of time.

“With some of them, you can talk about VAR all day long. You don’t know the reasons, but one result, Southampton against Watford, with the handball, and we’re talking about something completely different. Sometimes you have luck, sometimes you don’t.

“We’ve had too many draws for my liking, some defeats of course, but draws we should have turned into wins and football is a results business.

“I’m not happy, I know we can do better and are working hard. The work is always geared on us improving but we’re not getting all the results we’ve deserved.”