Ed Woodward Backs Manchester United Manager Ole Gunnar SOLSKJAER

On Twitter the hashtag #oleout was trending after a tough draw against Crystal Palace.

The bad results have let Manchester City run away with the title and the derby on Sunday is almost meaningless in regards to the title race.

Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward spoke with investors for a quarterly update recently. In his call he spoke about finances and the clubs progress.

“The progress made by Ole and the players this season is clear and our thriving academy and women’s team are also adding to the optimism we feel about the future on and off the pitch.”

If United were to continue this poor trend they might find themselves in a dog fight for the top four. United are currently five points clear of fifth place Everton, but Everton have a game at hand. That gap after this weekend could be down to a point or two if United fail to get a result against rivals City.

The year-to-year revenue is also down approximately €290 million and that could rise if United fail to qualify for Champions League.

Manchester United have five big games in the next two weeks. Man City, AC Milan two times, West Ham and Leicester City all could be pivotal in determining if Solskjaer is still in the clear.

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