Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under renewed pressure after Manchester United were outclassed 2-0 by Manchester City on Saturday while Burnley ended Chelsea’s winning streak in the Premier League.
Eric Bailly’s own goal and Bernardo Silva’s strike on the stroke of halftime proved the difference at Old Trafford but there was a huge gulf in quality between the teams in the early kick-off.
Only a string of stunning saves from goalkeeper David de Gea prevented Solskjaer’s men from another humbling in a match in which they could just muster a single shot on target.
United have won just one of their past six Premier League games, giving Solskjaer — and club bosses — plenty to ponder during the international break.
Meanwhile, struggling Burnley scored a late goal to earn a 1-1 draw against Premier League leaders Chelsea while Norwich lifted themselves off the bottom of the table by beating Brentford 2-1 for their first league win of the season.
Wasteful Chelsea were frustrated as Matej Vydra’s late equaliser ended the European champions’ four-match winning run.
Chelsea led through Kai Havertz’s first-half header and were 11 minutes away from moving five points clear at the top before Vydra stunned Stamford Bridge into silence.
The Blues are three points clear of second-placed City. Liverpool can move within one point of Chelsea if they beat West Ham today.
Elsewhere, first-half goals by Mathias Normann and Teemu Pukki earned Norwich their first win of the season.
Wilfried Zaha and Conor Gallagher scored for Crystal Palace, who ended Wolves’ recent fine run by winning 2-0.