Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may have endured a quiet week at Carrington with the majority of his players currently away on international duty, but there is still plenty for him to tackle at Manchester United. The Norwegian is currently living dangerously despite the recent 3-1 triumph at Goodison Park and knows that another poor run of results could see the United board pull the trigger.
Supporters have grown tired of United’s lack of consistency and just when the Red Devils looked like they’ve turned a corner, they take two steps back.
That was the case with recent defeat against Arsenal and Istanbul Basaksehir following an impressive run in the wake of the 6-1 defeat to Tottenham.
The international break has given Solskjaer breathing space and time to gather his thoughts before going again.
There are a number of issues that he needs to resolve in order to improve results on the pitch.
A more pressing issue for Solskjaer remains settling on his best XI, something he is yet to establish.
With the games coming thick and fast, it remains hard to field the same team but it’s beginning to pay dividends for fellow top-four rivals Chelsea and Tottenham.
Donny van de Beek is another issue that needs resolving and his goal for the Netherlands highlights that United are not getting the best out of the midfielder.
He is clearly a major talent, which is why Barcelona, Real Madrid and Arsenal were all tracking him but Solskjaer is not willing to accommodate him.
That needs to change and he’s a player who could bring some added quality to United’s ponderous midfield.