Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Man United future in Thomas Tuchel’s hands with defining Chelsea fixture – Football.London

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel could be Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s executioner when the two meet at the end of November in the Premier League.

The two clubs have endured similar starts to the new 2021/22 campaign with the Blues currently two points ahead of their rivals from Manchester as we go into this October international break.

However, this specific accolade is rather damning for the Old Trafford-based club, especially considering the difficulty of their fixture list at the start of this season compared to the European Champions.

Thomas Tuchel’s side has already faced off against the likes of Man City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs whilst Man United’s most difficult game so far this season in the Premier League has come in the form of West Ham United.

Taking into account that the Red Devils have already dropped valuable points against the likes of Aston Villa, Everton and Southampton- this would be of huge concern to Solskjaer as these are teams that the Blues and other title challengers are expected to beat.

In fact, Chelsea did beat Aston Villa, unlike United which demonstrates the upper edge they have over Solskjaer’s Red Devils outfit.

With the fact that the Norwegian is under intense scrutiny from the likes of the fans and even people within the club like Cristiano Ronaldo and Sir Alex Ferguson, the clash against the west Londoners could be the final straw if things go against him in the games prior.



Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been urged to be more like Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future at Manchester United is under intense scrutiny (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

And this could be a likely possibility, considering the difficulty of their next five Premier League fixtures after the October international break which reads; Leicester (A), Liverpool (H), Tottenham (A), Man City (H), Chelsea (A).

Meanwhile, in the same time up to the stellar clash at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, November 28, the west London outfit have a much more favourable list of fixtures which read; Brentford (A), Norwich (H), Newcastle (A), Burnley (H), Leicester (A), Man United (H).

Furthermore, the pressure could really be on the former Molde manager if he is double digits off Chelsea at the top end of the table going into the game between the two.

A loss against the Blues could therefore prove detrimental to his future, with it being expected that #OleOut will be trending all over social media if the result goes against Man United on the day.

Additionally, as already mentioned, Ronaldo has physically shown the first sign of unrest after he was visibly upset after the full-time whistle went in the Everton 1-1 draw.

A disgusted look on his face that Gary Neville believes won’t help Solskjaer going forward in this pivotal chunk of the campaign.

“Is Cristiano upset when he doesn’t play?” Neville asked on Sky Sports via the Daily Mail. “Yes. Is Cristiano upset when he doesn’t score? Yes. Is Cristiano annoyed as hell when the team don’t win? Of course.

“We know those things. He doesn’t have to prove that.

“He walked off the pitch muttering to himself, which throws the questions up in the air – what’s he saying? Who is he annoyed with?

“It can only come back to the manager. Actions like that – and Cristiano is smart enough to know this – will bring real pressure on the manager, more pressure than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is already under.

“I think that is something that just has to be managed in the next couple of months. Cristiano is not always going to score, he’s maybe not going to play every single game.

“But I think if he walks off like that, it’s going to put immense pressure on Solskjaer. There’s no doubt the talk after the game was about the manager.

“He has this collection of players but they haven’t got this style of play, they haven’t got this or that. He didn’t pick Ronaldo…”

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