“He knows as well that he doesn’t need to speak to United, he knows he’ll be on the shortlist if Solskjaer is sacked. Again, I don’t think they need to call each other right now anyway.
“The fact is that the pressure is getting more intense on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, this is a huge game on Saturday.
“I think Ed Woodward and people at the club still have some faith in him because of some of his performances.
“He still has a bit of credit in the bank, but you can’t have too many games like the [Istanbul defeat].
“The international break is always great timing if you want to get rid of a manager.
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“It gives you the time to appoint someone before you play next – whether that’s in Europe or domestically.
“If you do it when it’s not the international break then you’ll play three games later and it’s always a bit messy. It’s always the best time to do it if you’re going to do it.