The Red Devils go into the match with six defeats from their past eight matches in all competitions.
Former United midfielder Lee Sharpe has expressed doubts over Solskjaer’s tenure-ship at Old Trafford. He worries that Solskjaer’s lack of experience may hinder United going forward.
Should United’s poor run of form continue, Sharpe said the Chief Executive, Ed Woodward, could run out of patience with the manager.
Sharpe reckons it’s unlikely that United would second guess themselves over the appointment of Solskjaer this season, because nobody at the club expected their terrific run of form to continue.
But, should results go against United at the start of next season, Sharpe thinks Woodward could decide to pull the plug.
“I’m not particularly confident that Solskjaer is the right choice to be trusted with taking Manchester United back to where they belong,” he told SportingBet.
“There’s no hiding the fact that Manchester United cannot afford to lose these games against Manchester City and Chelsea.
“The club is already on a dreadful run of results and eight defeats in 10 games is unacceptable by anyone’s standards, but I don’t think it would cause the club to have second thoughts about appointing Solskjaer.
“I think the board would have expected a wobble and the fact it has happened so soon, before he has had a chance in the transfer market, should save him.
“However, if Manchester United start next season with a run of results that we’re seeing at the moment, they may well hit the panic button.”
And Sharpe believes United should’ve appointed Pochettino as manager instead of Solskjaer.
Breaking the bank for “the best manager” was a better option than sticking with the former Molde manager, he claimed.
Man United will struggle to finish in the top four of the Premier League if they fail to beat City tonight.
A win would take them level on points with Chelsea in fourth, but with an inferior goal difference.
But, should Arsenal beat Wolves tonight, the Gunners will leapfrog Chelsea to go two points ahead of them.
Meanwhile, City are hoping to beat United at Old Trafford for the sixth time in eight visits tonight.
Liverpool will be keeping a close eye on tonight’s fixture, as they’ll be hoping for City to drop points as the league season comes to an end. If City win their remaining four matches in the league, they’ll finish as Champions.