Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta weighs in on Solskjaer sack pressure ahead of Man Utd vs Spurs

Liverpool's record 5-0 win at Man Utd: Solskjaer at 'rock bottom'

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has reiterated that Premier League football is very much a results business when quizzed on Ole Gunnar Solskaer’s precarious situation at Manchester United on Friday morning. The Norwegian manager finds himself under extreme pressure to deliver a quick-fire turnaround at Old Trafford after Sunday’s humiliating five-goal defeat at the hands of Liverpool.

United chiefs have reportedly discussed the possibility of sacking Solskjaer following the club’s latest defeat, but the 48-year-old is set to be given a final chance to turn things around over the next few days.

He will remain in the dugout for Saturday’s trip to Tottenham, where he will likely be expected to claim all three points to stand any chance of keeping his job.

The likes of Antonio Conte and Brendan Rodgers have been linked with the Red Devils in recent weeks, with the club’s hierarchy said to be drawing up a list of potential replacements in the event of Solskjaer’s departure.

Arteta is no stranger to feeling the pressure as a manager, with the Arsenal boss receiving plenty of criticism throughout his time in charge of the Gunners.

However, when questioned on Solskjaer’s future at United on Friday, he insisted that results will always be the decisive factor regardless of anything else.

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“It’s always about the results,” Arteta told reporters.

“We all know that and the rest it doesn’t really matter. When you are having difficulty getting results it’s the same for everybody.

“It’s not a nice moment for those who are going through that.”

It remains to be seen whether Solskjaer will be able to deliver a positive response against Tottenham on Saturday after suffering his most embarrassing defeat as United boss in their last outing.

The Red Devils were torn apart on their own patch by Liverpool, with Naby Keita and Diogo Jota firing the visitors into an early lead before Mohamed Salah’s hat-trick capped off a shocking afternoon for United.


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