Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not survive the season as Manchester United manager, according to pundit Danny Murphy.
He believes that Solskjaer has been let down by the club’s recruitment team, who failed to deliver a senior right-winger and a centre-half.
United have been boosted by the signings of left-back Alex Telles and striker Edinson Cavani but all other recruitment has been of young, untested players.
They lost 6-1 to Tottenham in the last game before the international break as pressure increases on Solskjaer.
He told the Football Index Podcast: “Manchester United have had a very shaky start to the season and I don’t see them qualifying for the Champions League this season.
“I don’t expect Solskjaer to survive the season as Manchester United manager. I like Solskjaer, but the recruitment has let him down and I expect him to pay the price.
“I think the balance of the squad isn’t right defensively and they’re far too easy to play against.
“Their captain Harry Maguire has looked well short of his best and obviously has distractions off the pitch. Even Wan-Bissaka looks like a shadow of the player we saw making tackles for the club last season.
“Pogba and Fernandes are exciting creative talents, but with them both in midfield I think it leaves too much responsibility on others to cover for them. ‘They simply won’t be competitive while they concede goals as they do.”