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Sack race odds: Is this the end of Solskjaer’s Man United dream?

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United
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The pressure grows for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as punters tip the Manchester United boss to become the first Premier League managerial causality this term.

Manchester United have lost three of their four home games in the Premier League this season and earned just a point overall – their worst tally since 1972/73.

A 1-0 defeat to Arsenal at Old Trafford on Sunday has left the 20-time English champions 15th in the standings. Only seven points in six games have come their way, confirming their worst start since David Moyes’ disastrous reign in 2013/14.

This downturn in fortunes has led punters to back Solskjaer as the first Premier League manager to lose his job.

Oddschecker reported that 38% of bets in the market have been for the Red Devils boss. It’s led to a drop in price, with bookies responding by cutting his odds in half to make him the third favorite for the sack.

Only West Brom manager Slaven Bilic (2/1) and his Fulham counterpart Scott Parker (5/2) have shorter odds.

ManagerClubDecimal Odds
Slaven BilicWest Brom3.00
Scott ParkerFulham3.50
Ole Gunnar SolskjaerMan United5.00
Sean DycheBurnley8.00
Chris WilderSheffield Utd13.00
Frank LampardChelsea13.00
Roy HodgsonCrystal Palace21.00
David MoyesWest Ham21.00
Pep GuardiolaMan City29.00
Dean SmithAston Villa29.00

On the bright side, though, Roy Hodgson’s odds have lengthened from 5/1 to 20/1 after leading Crystal Palace clear of the relegation zone.

Mauricio Pochettino, meanwhile, is the heavy favorite to replace Solskjaer should he leave United this season.

The former Tottenham boss will be taking on a punditry role for Monday’s Premier League match between Leeds United and Leicester City at Elland Road.