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Who is favourite to replace Solskjaer at Man Utd?

Manchester United have suffered another setback this season after falling to a 4-2 defeat away at Leicester.

Following the international break, the disappointment surrounding the 1-1 draw at home to Everton had subsided, with the Red Devils hoping to make amends by taking all three points versus Leicester.

However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer again fielded a team that disappointed.

The Norwegian couldn't have wished for a better start, either, as Mason Greenwood opened the scoring with just 19 minutes on the clock.

The 1-0 lead would only last 12 minutes before Youri Tielemans equalised, and from there Leicester gained confidence, while Man Utd, again, looked shapeless and bereft of ideas.

Within a space of five minutes in the second period, Caglar Soyuncu made it 2-1 Leicester, Marcus Rashford equalised to make it 2-2 and the Foxes again took the lead through Jamie Vardy.

Patson Daka put the ice on the cake late on by scoring his first Premier League goal to end the game at 4-2.

United are now four points off top spot in the Premier League, while they have also been uninspiring in the Champions League, being defeated by Young Boys and having to rely on a late, undeserved Cristiano Ronaldo winner to beat Villarreal.

Up next is Atalanta - a side that will thrive on mistakes and uncertainty, which the Man Utd defence was full of against Leicester.

With Raphael Varane out injured, Harry Maguire was fast-tracked back into the starting XI when clearly not fit, while Nemanja Matic was, again, as immobile as they come in midfield.

Man Utd's next three Premier League fixtures are against Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City, and Solskjaer has started this awful run of games on a loss against Leicester, piling on the pressure even more.

Who could replace Solskjaer?

Solskjaer has been continually backed by the Man Utd hierarchy, but poor performances and results in the next four matches in all competitions will undoubtedly result in his dismissal.

Current Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino remains the bookies' favourite to replace Solskjaer, according to OddsChecker.

The Argentine was previously linked to the role when at Tottenham and in his career break after leaving Spurs before eventually taking over in Paris.

Brendan Rodgers, the man who just got the better of Solskjaer in the Premier League, is second-favourite at 4/1.

Zinedine Zidane may seem like a fantastical appointment currently but could be tempted, while Gareth Southgate seems very unlikely.

In the summer, Bayern Munich paid €25 million to steal Julian Nagelsmann from RB Leipzig, yet the talented German coach remains on the list of candidates for the Man Utd job despite signing a long-term deal at the Allianz Arena.

Rafa Benitez, who risked the wrath of Liverpool fans everywhere by taking the Everton job this summer, is somehow only 25/1 even though a move to Man Utd would be seen in a much harsher light by the Anfield faithful.

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