Last roll of the dice for Solskjaer and Nuno as Man Utd take on Tottenham… defeat could spell the end for Ole

IT is Nuno v Oh no at Tottenham tomorrow.

It could be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s final throw of the dice as Manchester United boss after their 5-0 humiliation at home by Liverpool on Sunday.

While Spurs chief Nuno Espirito Santo will be looking to build on a hard-fought midweek Carabao Cup victory at Burnley.

He needed that after back-to-back 1-0 defeats at Vitesse Arnhem in the Europa Conference League and West Ham in the Premier League had turned up the heat on him once more.

Though that was nothing compared to the pressure Solskjaer has found himself under since the catastrophe against Kop extended United’s winless Prem run to four and increased calls for his head.

The Red Devils, seventh in the table with 14 points from nine matches, could be 11 points behind leaders Chelsea and even further down the division by the time they kick off against Spurs tomorrow evening.

And with the Manchester derby at Old Trafford to come next Sunday before the international break, it feels like another defeat could spell the end for Ole, even though he only signed a new three-year deal in the summer.

Such was the jaw-dropping calamitous nature of their whipping by Liverpool.


They did not have their pants pulled down by their bitterest of rivals, they pulled them down themselves before bending over, or rather rolling over.

The red flag the Stretford Enders have for so long sung about keeping flying high was replaced by a white one which Solskjaer’s surrenderers were hardly able to hoist.

That on the back of other recent dour displays have given the many who have always maintained the Norwegian was never up to the job when he succeeded Jose Mourinho in December 2018 all the ammunition they need.

As a player, Ole, a clinical fresh-faced striker was dubbed The Baby-Faced Assassin.


The job has clearly aged him with the grey hair, frown lines and wrinkles, now visible.

He has gone from marksman to target, with plenty aiming pot-shots.

His opposite number Nuno will privately be delighted the focus will not be on him tomorrow.

It is scant consolation because we all know only one of these managers has hair on his head.

But in terms of the title race, we will be watching two bald men fight over a comb.

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