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Opinion: It's Only a matter of time until Ole is sacked as Man Utd Boss After Defeat to Leicester

In his Manchester United managerial career, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has experienced moments like this, Last season's humiliating defeat to Istanbul Basaksehir, for example, raised doubts about the Norwegian's ability to be successful at Old Trafford. Solskjaer was also pushed to the limit during a 2-0 home loss to Burnley in January 2020. Under Solskjaer, though, United have developed a habit of reacting to criticism.

Following the loss against Istanbul Basaksehir, the team went on a four-match Premier League winning streak. After losing to Burnley in January 2020, Solskjaer's side went unbeaten in the league for the rest of the season.

Something feels different about this particular Manchester United defeat. The 4-2 loss to the Foxes on Saturday was bad enough in terms of dropping Solskjaer's side to fifth place in the Premier League table, four points behind leaders Manchester City, but it also showed how United have stopped learning from their mistakes.

Nations Cup Winner, Paul Pogba admitted it himself after the match at the King Power that the Red Devils deserved to lose, because they concede easy and stupid goals, and also added that something has to change.

Pogba was absolutely correct in his judgment. Manchester United were lacking in midfield for the second time this season. Their team's balance was off as they battled to keep control of the game against a possession-hungry Leicester City side. Nemanja Matic was supposed to provide United with stability and balance in the center, but he was overwhelmed.

United also lacked width, which clogged up their play in the opponents' half. Jadon Sancho was brought in to provide this on the right flank, but he cut inside from the left too quickly against Leicester City. Rather than resolving one of Solskjaer's major issues, the England international has only served to worsen it thus far.

The away side didn't start stretching the pitch from left to right until Marcus Rashford came off the bench, but although Solskjaer got this substitution right, his choice to replace goalscorer Mason Greenwood with the anonymous Cristiano Ronaldo and the error-prone Bruno Fernandes confused.

Despite his shortcomings, which have been well documented over the past two years, Solskjaer appeared to be growing as a manager on the job. Despite the fact that his errors cost United, he rarely made the same mistake twice. Solskjaer, on the other hand, is showing the same flaws over and over again.

In a low block, his team have always struggled to break against opposing defenses. The addition of Fernandes helped to ease this, but only to a point; United are still reliant on individual flashes of brilliance against well-drilled defensive units. This season, Solskjaer's team have actually regressed in this respect.

Substitutions have also been an issue in several games this season, with Solskjaer's ability to read a situation from the touchline being questioned. This will continue following United's defeat to Leicester City, in which the team faded rather than grew in the closing stages of the game.

Despite the inevitable shout, Solskjaer's job is likely to be jeopardised as a result of Saturday's defeat, and it could easily be remembered as the point at which he lost control as Manchester United manager. If the Norwegian continues to make the same mistakes, he will lose his job.

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