It has not been plain sailing for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the past six months.
The Norwegian, who replaced Jose Mourinho on a temporary basis last December, was given the full-time job in March after winning 14 of his 19 games in charge.
A stunning comeback win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last-16 all-but secured his Old Trafford future.
However, it has gone from bad to worse for Solskjaer and Manchester United since his permanent appointment.
The Red Devils were convincingly knocked out of the Champions League by Barcelona and finished the 2018/19 campaign in a disappointing sixth place.
And the new season has not started well with just two wins from their opening six Premier League games.
The result was Solskjaer’s eighth defeat in his 17 games as permanent United boss, with just five wins and four draws in all competitions.
Manchester United’s record during Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s permanent reign
Goals scored: 16
Goals conceded: 24
Goal difference: -8
Biggest win: Manchester United 4-0 Chelsea, August 2019
Heaviest defeat: Everton 4-0 Manchester United, April 2019
The poor record has seen a section of the Old Trafford faithful turn on Solskjaer.
It led to Red Devils legend Rio Ferdinand backing his former team-mate on a fan’s YouTube channel after the West Ham loss.
In his post-match interview, Solskjaer reminded United fans to be patient.
He told talkSPORT: “I’ve said it many times, this is a rebuilding job and the boys are working as hard as they can.
“Behind the scenes we’re working and we want to improve and I wouldn’t be anywhere else with anyone else.
“They’re tight, even games, and sometimes there’s not an easy explanation why you don’t get results.”
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