A week ago Manchester United lost to Arsenal at Old Trafford after Paul Pogba needlessly gave away a penalty in a tight game.

United followed this up with a midweek defeat, and speculation over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job followed.

Solskjaer’s former teammate David May commented before the Everton game that he felt it would be pointless changing managers.

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After Arsenal lost at the weekend at home to Aston Villa, May questions whether the media pressure will turn to Arteta.

Arsenal lost 3-0 at home to Aston Villa, continuing a topsy turvy Premier League so far.

Like United, they are a team which struggles for consistency. This was their second home defeat in a row.

Solskjaer’s United are two points behind Arsenal with a game in hand.


It was a comparison also made by The Mail journalist Oliver Holt.

United know all about home struggles. In the Premier League this season, Solskjaer’s side have a 100 per cent record away from home – and three defeats and a draw at Old Trafford.

It is a real conundrum and while a lack of fans may be a factor, United need to find a way to resolve it.

Next up after the international break is a home fixture against strugglers West Bromwich Albion, who do not have a single win yet this season.

Lose that and pressure on Solskjaer’s job will once again intensify.

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