The Norwegian’s fortunes have taken a turn for the worse since being appointed as permanent boss back in March.

Manchester United will be playing Europa League football next season after failing to finish in the top four.

According to Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be in danger of losing his job if they lose to Cardiff on Sunday.

“Nothing surprises me in football, if they lost to Cardiff who knows what would happen,” he told Sky Sports.

“I wouldn’t know. I don’t see Solskjaer being on a Mourinho contract, where you’d have to pay £15m to get him out of it – I think there’ll be serious meetings if they don’t win this game.

“You’d have to seriously think if they’re not wiping the floor with Cardiff, they’ve made a mistake with Solskjaer.

“If he’d had this run at the start, would he be permanent manager now? No, he wouldn’t.”

Solskjaer is set be handed a war chest this summer in a bid to challenge for the Premier League title again next season.

There is also set to be a major clear out at the club with a number of players in line to be sold this summer.

The Baby-faced Assassin wants to avoid making the same mistakes of the past in regards to Manchester United’s scattergun transfer approach.

He issued a defiant message on Friday ahead of the final day of the season, claiming that he wants to sign players who will be with him for the long-term.

“I think I’ve been quite honest that challenging for the title next year would be a miraculous season because we’re so far behind at the moment points wise,” he said.

“And yes next season we’ve got to close that gap. But this summer will also be about players who can last here for many years.

“I don’t think we’ve ever been a ready made club – [Cristiano] Ronaldo was not ready made, [Wayne] Rooney was not ready made.”

Cardiff will be looking to end their Premier League adventure on a high at Old Trafford.

But given they’ve already been relegated, it’s a chance for United to put on a show in front of their supporters as the curtain comes down on a rollercoaster campaign.

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