Manchester United are hosting Manchester City amid a crisis suffered by the English giants after losing 6 times in the last eight games.
The toughest defeat came last Sunday when they lost to Everton in a clean four-pointer, and the Norwegian coach finds himself under heavy pressure after signing a permanent contract after his appointment as a temporary coach following Mourinho’s departure in December.
The Sun newspaper reported that Solshire had scolded his players in a dressing room at Goodison Park after the Everton Squad and told his players that any slack in front of Manchester City would find themselves out of the club next summer.
“If you do not fight against Manchester City, you will not have a place with us in the new season,” he told all his players.
The manager asked his players after the Everton match to prepare for the derby early, starting with returning to their homes and thinking about their performance, their colleagues, the fans and the administration, especially as the team also lost their first leg match at Al Ittihad with a 3-1 score and performed a disappointing performance. Manchester United are looking for a seat among the top four in the table The standings to qualify for the Champions League in the new season, currently ranked sixth with 64 points, three points away from Chelsea fourth and two points from Arsenal V.
Manchester United’s task will be tough for City, especially as the latter is also holding three points to return to the top of the Premier League with two points.
Liverpool are top of the table with 88 points, two points ahead of Manchester City, while Manchester United are sixth on 64 points. If United win or draw today, the Reds will remain on top with equal matches with City, League knots and crowned the first title since 1990.