Can Solskjaer dig Man U out of their rut? He’d better

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Can Solskjaer dig Man U out of their rut? He’d better

If they can't challenge at the sharp end of the Premier League, the knives could be out for the manager

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Manchester United have missed out on the top four in four of the six seasons since Alex Ferguson stepped down and fans are coming to terms with their current status as Premier League also-rans.

Here, we look at whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can make United contenders again for the first time since their last Premier League title in 2012-13 or whether they are facing another season of turmoil and pain.

It is difficult to know what to expect from Solskjaer’s United, who enjoyed a purple patch after the Norwegian replaced Jose Mourinho but slumped alarmingly towards the end of last season...

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