After Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s firing, four Manchester United players are suddenly safe at Old Trafford.
On Sunday, Manchester United parted ways with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Manchester United began life after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s departure with a 2-0 win over Villarreal on Tuesday. Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho, two additions during the Norwegian’s final transfer window, scored the goals that qualified United for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
The Old Trafford leadership have long expressed faith in Solskjaer’s ability to turn around the club’s poor form.
Following United’s 4-1 thumping by lowly Watford on Saturday, that faith in the 48-year-old could no longer be maintained. Solskjaer was fired less than 24 hours after taking office.
Several players were rumored to be on their way out under Solskjaer, but they could possibly get a reprieve under a new management.
Mauricio Pochettino is the current favourite to succeed Mauricio Pochettino, with rumors claiming that the ex-Tottenham manager is likely to quit Paris Saint-Germain for the post.
Express Sport examines who might now be able to avoid leaving Old Trafford.
Donny van de Beek is a Dutch actor.
The fact that the Dutch midfielder scored the final goal of Solskjaer’s reign was somewhat fortuitous. Despite being signed for £34 million in the summer of 2020, the former Ajax star had been deprived of playing time.
Van van Beek returned home after Cristiano Ronaldo’s cut-back against Watford on Saturday. The 4-1 loss to the Hornets, though, was the game that cost Solskjaer his job.
The 24-year-old was making only his third appearance in the Premier League this season. Under Solskjaer, he only played 1,684 minutes in 18 months, which is slightly under 18 full matches.
If Solskjaer had stayed, it appeared likely that Van de Beek would go in January, but he might now be granted a new lease of life at Old Trafford under a new manager.
With Michael Carrick in temporary command, he played 66 minutes in the 2-0 Champions League triumph over Villarreal on Tuesday.
Erik ten Hag, his former Ajax manager, has been mentioned as a possible replacement for Solskjaer.
Anthony Martial is a martial artist.
When Carrick chose Martial to start for Man Utd against Villarreal, there was a slight surprise on the squad sheet.
Since scoring against Everton on October 2, the often overlooked forward had not started a game in any competition.
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