Man United visit Tottenham in the Premier League on Saturday and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs three points in London.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be in charge of Manchester United for the Reds’ visit to Tottenham on Saturday evening.
Solskjaer remains United boss after surviving unprecedented calls for his dismissal this week following his side’s 5-0 capitulation at the hands of fierce rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford – Solskjaer admitted that Sunday was the ‘darkest day’ of his career in football.
The United board did actively consider Solskjaer’s future at the club after that heavy defeat, however, the decision to stand by the Norwegian for now has been made and it’s expected that he’ll be granted the next three games to ultimately save his job.
Although only coming on against Liverpool as a substitute, Paul Pogba received a red card for a reckless challenge in that game and he’s therefore suspended for this visit to the capital. United have a mostly fit and healthy squad available, though.
Varane has to be parachuted in. Aaron Wan-Bissaka is not up to it and Diogo Dalot probably isn’t, either, but you can’t countenance both of the full-backs from last week’s debacle.
Nemanja Matic has to come in and Fred is a suitable partner for the game. Jesse Lingard deserves to come in from the cold as Bruno Fernandes’ form his mirrored United’s and his demotion has become advisable.
Benching Cristiano Ronaldo is inadvisable and would set a potentially ominous tone. United need to justify their investment in Jadon Sancho by starting him on the right.
Ultimately, the team is not the way forward and that can only change once there is a managerial change.