Man Utd ignoring Roman Abramovich’s Chelsea lesson amid Ole Gunnar Solskjaer uncertainty


Solskjaer’s Manchester United team has only three wins in eight games. However, the Premier League side will keep Solskjaer in charge at least for Saturday’s visit by Tottenham.

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Manchester United has failed to fire Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the struggling owner of Chelsea, and have now shown that they are willing to ignore the lessons learned by Roman Abramovich.

Solskjaer led the Red Devils to only three wins in eight games. This has seen them fall to seventh on the Premier League table.

Their season’s lowest point came Sunday when Liverpool made the journey from Merseyside for Old Trafford.

It was a disastrous evening for Solskjaer, who saw his side embarrassed by Jurgen Klopp’s side, with Mohamed Salah scoring a hat-trick in a 5-0 win for the visitors.

The humiliating outcome saw pressure mount on the Norwegian leader, prompting many to call for his resignation.

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Even reports have emerged that Antonio Conte, former Inter Milan boss, was in touch with United hierarchy to replace Solskjaer.

But it now appears that United are set to ignore the calls to let the struggling Solskjaer go and instead keep him in charge for at least Saturday’s trip to Tottenham.

According to Sky SportsDespite poor results, there is no evidence that the Norwegian may be in danger of being fired.

They have decided to keep him as their boss, but are also choosing not to learn a lesson from Abramovich at Chelsea.

Abramovich does not allow a failing manager to stay in his job, even if they are club legends like Solskjaer at United.

This is shown by the Russian’s decision to replace Frank Lampard with Thomas Tuchel in January of this year.

It is easy to see the similarities between Lampard, Solskjaer. Both had enjoyed a summer spending spree before the season when there was more pressure on their jobs.

Solskjaer brought Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane to the table, but none of these moves have yet to work.

Solskjaer seems to not trust Sancho, as the winger has yet to score or assist. Ronaldo, on the other hand, has failed to score in four Premier League matches.

Lampard struggled with new arrivals Timo Werner Kai Havertz, and Hakim Ziyech.

Lampard was much like the current United boss. He had a terrible run of form and won only one of his five last games.

Abramovich, who was ninth in the Blues’ league, sacked the ex-England international and brought in Tuchel.

It was a great decision, as Tuchel led the Blues to their Champions League title last year.

He has also got Chelsea well placed to challenge for the Premier League this term, with Tuchel’s men currently sitting top of the division.

Zinedine Zidane and Conte both have no clubs at the moment, just like Tuchel was when Tuchel arrived at Stamford Bridge.

But United are instead choosing to ignore Abramovich’s lesson that an elite manager can bring success to a squad that is full of talent.