Alan Shearer warns Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that Manchester United legend status will not save his job

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under ever-increasing pressure as Manchester United manager (Picture: Getty Images)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s status as a Manchester United legend will not keep him in in the manager’s job for much longer unless results pick up, warns Alan Shearer.

Solskjaer watched on as his side were battered 5-0 by Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday and his job is under more threat now than it has been since he took over in December 2018.

United sit seventh in the Premier League after the heavy loss, while they are not in action midweek as they have already been ousted from the Carabao Cup by West Ham.

The Norwegian will be in charge at the weekend when the Red Devils travel to Tottenham Hotspur, but another defeat there and the pressure on the manager may become too much for him to withstand.

Shearer, the Premier League’s record goalscorer, feels Solskjaer’s fabulous history as a player with Manchester United has given him more breathing space than some other managers may have been afforded, but patience will run out soon.

‘What you might get as a former player managing your club is an extra two or three games or a chance more than anyone else might do,’ Shearer told Que Golazo!

‘But other than that it’s simple, the rules don’t change for a former great of the club you’ve got to go out and get results and win trophies.

‘Once that doesn’t happens, you know as a player or a manager or both that you’re under pressure if it doesn’t work.

Shearer feels Solskjaer cannot escape the ‘rules of football’ (Picture: Getty Images)

‘The rules of football are simple: win games, win trophies and you’ll stay in a job. If you don’t then you’ll be out of a job.

‘If you don’t like that then you shouldn’t go into football management, that’s the rules, it doesn’t change for anyone.’

Waiting in the wings to replace the struggling Solskjaer could be Antonio Conte, with reports suggesting that there has already been contact between the club and the former Chelsea, Inter Milan and Juventus boss.

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