Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is only three games away from his job. They are against Tottenham, Atalanta or Man City. This comes after a 5-0 defeat by Liverpool.

  • Manchester United were defeated 5-0 by Liverpool rivals, humiliating them 
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces the most intense scrutiny of his Old Trafford tenure 
  • He acknowledged that they had hit rock bottom, but he believes he is the right man to do the job.

Mark Bosnich believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may lose his job if Manchester United fails to perform in their next three games after Sunday’s ‘disaster at the hands’ defeat by Liverpool.

After a 5-0 defeat at Old Trafford, Solskjaer’s position was under greater scrutiny.

United were poor throughout the match as Mohamed Salah scored three goals, with Naby Keita’s and Diogo Jota’s goals adding to the embarrassment Solskjaer had to deal with.

The future of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's (centre) job 'depends on Man United's next three games'

The future of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job (centre), ‘depends upon Man United’s next three matches’

David de Gea conceded five against Liverpool including a Mohamed Salah (right) hat-trick

United conceded five goals to Liverpool in the defeat, including a Mohamed Salah hat-trick (right).

Solskjaer stated that United lost ‘rock bottom’, but believes he is the right person to continue at the helm.

Bosnich, who was there with Solskjaer at United in 1999 and 2001, believes that Solskjaer may be on borrowed.

“It was a disaster.” Bosnich said that there was no other word for it.

“It was terrible. It was awful for a while in the first half, but I was certain it would get to six, seven, or eight.

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Mark Bosnich (left) played alongside Solskjaer at Manchester United between 1999 and 2001

It is a very dark day, it is clear. He is an ex-teammate and I want him well. But I don’t think that he could have said anything other than that (he is still right).

“If this continues, there will be no other choice for board – we don’t know if Manchester United has already approached people about taking over.

‘There are three difficult games ahead – Tottenham away and Atalanta, followed by Manchester City before the international breaks.

“If they lose those three matches, which is very likely right now, I don’t see any other option.

Solskjaer's side face Tottenham away, Atalanta and then Man City with his job on the line

Solskjaer’s side face Tottenham away, Atalanta and then Man City with his job on the line

Bosnich, who won in 2000 the Premier League under Sir Alex Ferguson, suggested that the current team may not be behind Solskjaer.

He stated, “The bottom line is that you can talk about identity and tactics, but if players aren’t executing it and don’t do the basics and look like they don’t want to play for the manger, all other things can be ruled out.”

“The question must be asked: “What is going on?”

“There seem to be deeper issues than having an identity and a method of playing, it seems at this moment that the players are searching for a way out.