When Manchester United announced on March 28 that they had appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on a permanent basis following a successful period in caretaker charge, the following Red Devils fans were clearly delighted.
— UnitedReds.com (@UnitedRedscom) March 28, 2019
My manager!!! ? pic.twitter.com/BRyOTZCr4c
— The Boi (@ChuBoi) March 28, 2019
This is a great news.
Super duper ????????
— Tosin?? (@Ohloowatoscene) March 28, 2019
Good call. Finally!
— Eric Idle (@EricIdle) March 28, 2019
The beginning of something great ❤️
— Man United Source (@1ManUnitedNews) March 28, 2019
It would be fair to say things haven’t really gone to plan for the Norwegian in just under three weeks since then though, with their 3-0 Champions League quarter-final second leg defeat against Barcelona on Tuesday night their third loss in their previous four matches in all competitions.
It was also their fourth successive defeat away from home – the first time that has happened since Solskjaer was playing for them in 1999 – as the cracks begin to appear.
Selecting a clearly out-of-sorts Ashley Young backfired as his mistake led to Lionel Messi’s opener for the La Liga leaders, while previously in-form players such as Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford are now struggling.
Things need to turn around quickly if they are to secure qualification for Europe’s elite club competition next season, as they currently lie two points outside of the top four in the Premier League standings.
Man United supporters on Twitter were certainly beginning to question their manager via social media during their most recent defeat, to suggest some are already changing their tune and doubting the decision to keep the 46-year-old on.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Loool this is ole’s fault but people won’t blame him cos he’s a club legend ??♂️
— Baz (@HassanBaz786) April 16, 2019
Its all on Ole if we lose, you cannot defend him anymore and there's no Jose to blame
— Tait ? (@oladalot) April 16, 2019
Don’t blame young. Blame ole for picking him
— Will (@WillLUHG) April 16, 2019
I don’t blame Young at all
It’s Ole’s fault selecting him in the first place
— Appah Abiodun (@appahjay) April 16, 2019
Ole has to get blame tonight.. he failed with this line up
— King (@Island_Papi305) April 16, 2019
And people have the audacity to say Ole is a better manager than Jose. ??? https://t.co/3vyo4BYqw1
— Cant_C_me_33 (@CantCme332) April 16, 2019