Man Utd players arrive at training with boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under pressure

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will take training and is set to lead out Manchester United this weekend
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Manchester Evening News claims that serious consideration was given to relieving the manager of his duties, although for now, he retains their support.

Another no-show at Tottenham could change that however, with his backing now considerably weaker than it was just weeks ago.

The United players were kept behind at Old Trafford, with the dressing room autopsy believed to have lasted more than two hours.

With their elimination from the Carabao Cup, United have a rare midweek off and were given a day to cool off, before returning to Carrington on Tuesday morning.

Solskjaer is believed to have been one of the first through the gates as he and his coaching staff attempt to devise a plan to salvage their tenure.

Since the chastening defeat to their rivals, there have been widespread reports of some discontentment from players, with the Athletic claiming the squad is confused and divided.

Luke Shaw was heavily criticised for his performance against Liverpool
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According to the report, there has been a growing sense that Solskjaer isn’t the man to lead them to glory, despite guiding them to a second placed Premier League finish and Europa League final last term.

Cristiano Ronaldo was visibly frustrated at the full-time whistle on Sunday, but told his team-mates that it was the players, and the players alone, that should shoulder the responsibility.

Writing on social media, the 36-year-old said: “Sometimes the result is not the one we fight for. Sometimes the score is not the one we want.

“And this is on us, only on us, because there’s no one else to blame. Our fans were, once again, amazing in their constant support.

“They deserve better than this, much better, and it’s up to us to deliver. The time is now!”

If Solskjaer is to save the job he has held since 2018, he must overcome a daunting run of fixtures between now and the next international midway through November.

Following the trip to Spurs, United head to Italy to face Atalanta before Manchester City head to The Theatre of Dreams in a game which fans will be fearing could be a repeat of the mauling by Liverpool.