Marcus Rashford problem may indicate end is nigh for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Man Utd

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come under increasing pressure in recent weeks as he looks to stem his side’s poor run of form. United were defeated 4-2 by Leicester City on Saturday.

That defeat means Man Utd have failed to win in five of their last seven matches in all competitions.

Before the international break, United were lucky to come out of their home clash with Everton with a point after losing in front of their own fans to Aston Villa the week before.

Solskjaer’s side were also knocked out of the Carabao Cup at the hands of West Ham last month after losing their opening Champions League match to Young Boys.

And now the Norwegian manager has not helped himself, piling on more pressure after having apparently upset star forward Marcus Rashford with comments he made at the weekend.

Rashford became a national hero after the COVID-19 pandemic struck when he campaigned for children to receive free schools meals outside of term time.

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But even that may be dissipating now if he is upsetting players like Rashford and their people, though this does not at all indicate the relationship between the pair is particularly strained.

With many fans already calling for Solskjaer’s head, he can’t afford to be upsetting his star players.

The boss has already fallen foul to a Cristiano Ronaldo strop after he left the Portugal forward out of the starting line-up for the clash against Everton.

Solskjaer will need to clear the air with Rashford as soon as possible and ensure there are no more faux pas if he is to hold onto the top job at Old Trafford.