Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not fear the sack as Manchester United manager

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he does not fear the sack as Manchester United manager despite Unai Emery, Quique Sanchez Flores and Mauricio Pochettino recently being removed from their jobs.

United are ninth in the league, 22 points behind leaders Liverpool, eight off the final Champions League qualifying place, and just six points above the relegation zone in their worst start in 31 years.

United face Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City within a week but Solskjaer is not bothered about facing the sack, “No it doesn’t make me more concerned.

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

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

“Some of them, you can talk about this VAR all day long, I don’t know what the reasons are behind the sackings at different clubs, but one result – Southampton-Watford – with the handball, and we’re talking about something completely different.”

Solskjaer has won only four of 14 league matches this season in United’s worse start since 1988-89.

“It’s a game of margins. Sometimes you have luck, sometimes you don’t. But it doesn’t make me any more concerned.

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

“We’re not happy, we know we can do better and are working hard to get those results on the board. The work that is going on here is always geared on us improving but we’re not getting all the results that we’ve deserved.”

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