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Solskjaer survives United axe, gets three-game ultimatum

Manchester United will not fire manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the board could not reach a unanimous decision to replace him with Antonio Conte, ESPN reports.

However, Solskjaer has been told in clear terms that his job is very much under threat as the Red Devils continue to sputter.

On Monday, the Norwegian met with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and managing director Richard Arnold, 24 hours after the humiliating 5-0 defeat to Liverpool at Old Trafford.

But the day ended with Solskjaer still on the job.

However, his fate is almost certain to be sealed during the forthcoming international break, except he can oversee positive results against Tottenham, Atalanta and Manchester City.

The Old Trafford hero will remain in charge for Saturday’s trip to Tottenham, but he has been given no guarantees beyond that.

Solskjaer signed a three-year contract in the summer, but after winning three of their first four games, United have lost five of their last nine and conceded nine goals in their last two Premier League games.

They have not won a league game since the 2-1 victory over West Ham on September 19 and are seventh in the table, eight points behind leaders Chelsea.

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