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huge pressure Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's possible Man United pay-off revealed as rumours continue to swirl

Former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte is favourite to take over as United manager

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows that time is of the essence (Rafal leksiewicz/PA)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows that time is of the essence (Rafal leksiewicz/PA)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows that time is of the essence (Rafal leksiewicz/PA)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to remain in charge of Manchester United despite suggestions that some players have expressed reservations about the Norwegian manager and his coaching staff.

Solskjaer was widely expected to be relieved of his duties after Sunday's 5-0 defeat against Liverpool at Old Trafford, with former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte the favourite to take over.

Yet Solskjaer took training at United's Carrington training base on Tuesday and is now expected to lead the team into Saturday's Premier League game at Tottenham, unless there is a radical change of plan in the next three days.

Former United manager Alex Ferguson is reported to have stepped in to insist Solskjaer deserves time to try and plot a route back from the brink after the Liverpool humiliation, but it seems as if he is running out of time at Old Trafford.

Sky Sports News are reporting that some players are unsure about the coaching methods with not enough emphasis on pressing and small-sided games.

Yet the same network have denied claims in Italy that United have already opened talks with Conte over succeeding Solskjaer at Old Trafford.

It is anticipated that Solskjaer's position will be reviewed again after the Tottenham game on Saturday, with some members of the senior United decision making team unsure that Conte is the man to take over.

Meanwhile, it has also emerged that Solskjaer will be entitled to a pay-off of £7million if he leaves United in the coming weeks, which is considerably less than the £19.6million Jose Mourinho was handed when he left the club in December 2018.

Solskjaer now looks set to face up to an uncomfortable press conference before the Tottenham game, where he is likely to need a positive result to hang on to his job.

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