Manchester United have endured a difficult start to the season and they are languishing in the bottom half of the table with seven points after six games.

Their poor run includes the worst start with regards to home fixtures in the league since 1972, as they have picked up only one point from their first four league matches played at Old Trafford this season.

United suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of İstanbul Başakşehir in the midweek Champions League tie and after the clash, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was asked if his position at the club is in danger.

He said: “I decline to comment on such a thing. Of course, it’s early on and opinions are out there all the time. You’ve got to stay strong. I’m employed by the club to do a job and I do that to the best of my ability with my staff.”

That has not stopped United from being linked to other managers, including Mauricio Pochettino, who is without a job since Tottenham Hotspur sacked him last November, just months after he guided Spurs to their first ever Champions League final.

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Earlier this week, Pochettino expressed his desire to return to management and he may get his wish fulfilled if United sack the Norwegian coach.

According to Onda Cero’s program Radioestadio, Manchester United have ‘already formally spoken’ with the former Southampton boss to become their next manager. The Argentine can arrive at Old Trafford if Ed Woodward relieves Solskjaer from his duties.

United face Everton this weekend and a defeat against the Merseyside club will see Solskjaer come under heavy pressure.