Ed Woodward may have to break Glazer family rule to fix Man Utd

Manchester United bigwig Ed Woodward may have to break a rule which has stood under Glazer family ownership of the club in order to shake things up at the club.

The Red Devils appear to be in something of a rut right now.

And pressure is mounting on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after another disappointing start to the Premier League season which has left them down in 15th place.

The Norwegian’s only saving grace had been superb wins over PSG and RB Leipzig in the Champions League.

But his bumper European back up even came crumbling down when United lost 2-1 to Istanbul Basaksehir on Wednesday evening.

Manchester United Chief Executive Ed Woodward will be mulling over the future of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

There is now talk of Solskjaer being given the boot by those upstairs at Old Trafford.

However, that would go against a club policy brought in during the Glazer reign not to sack a manager until qualification for the Champions League is mathematically impossible.

This rule ensured that David Moyes saw out almost a full season before he was fired in 2014, while Louis van Gaal lasted two full years.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under increasing pressure at Manchester United
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under increasing pressure at Manchester United

It’s claimed that Jose Mourinho was the only exception to the case as the atmosphere had become “toxic” at the club.

Solskjaer refused to comment on his future following the loss in Turkey, and insisted he was only doing the best job he possibly could.

“I decline to comment on such a thing,” Solskjaer said. “Of course, it’s early on and opinions are out there all the time.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may have missed out on Jadon Sancho in the summer, but he still made some big moves in the transfer market with Donny van de Beek, Alex Telles and Edinson Cavani all arriving.

But their start to the season has been a mixed bag, with a home defeat to Crystal Palace and a 6-1 thrashing by Spurs at one end of the scale, and a tremendous 2-1 win over PSG in Paris at the other.

The question now is whether they can find the right balance?

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“You’ve got to stay strong. I’m employed by the club to do a job and I do that to the best of my ability with my staff.”

United will look to get back to winning ways on Saturday when they travel to Everton in the early kick off.

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