Thomas Tuchel’s success with Chelsea is heaping the pressure on Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as the club’s management want the same from their manager.

That’s according to SportBILD journalist Christian Falk, who says that Tuchel was a target for United in the past.

The pressure is on Solsjkaer at this moment in time, with the crushing defeat to Liverpool last weekend the latest in a set of disappointing results this season.

There is a feeling the Norwegian coach isn’t getting the best out of the squad he has at his disposal, which has been expensively assembled over the last few seasons.

The belief is that a more experienced coach could get more from the current Manchester United squad, with several big names reportedly keen on the position.

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Tuchel would have been an option had he not joined Chelsea back in January when they elected to get rid of their own club favourite Frank Lampard for a more high profile coach.

That decision has paid off for them so far, with the German coach leading them to Champions League glory last season and then the top of the table so far this season.

And that is something Manchester United are more than aware of as far as Falk is concerned.

“Tuchel was on Manchester United’s mind in the past when there were discussions about coaches,” he told BILD.

“With Tuchel at Chelsea, they have seen what is possible with a squad that is well staffed but also has a good coach.

“Suddenly you win the Champions League when before that, Chelsea weren’t even championship contenders.

“Now they’re leading the table, and that’s exactly the kind of effect, and that’s what Manchester United would like to have because the players are there to compete right at the top.

“But the results are not good enough and it’s a very, very bad sign for the coach.”