In 14 hours Man Utd midfielder McTominay likens Solskjaer to Joyce

Solskjaer 'happily&apos let Lukaku walk away from Man Utd despite having no replacement

McGrath concedes that a fan favourite from his playing days could now be on borrowed time, with United having shown in the recent past that they are prepared to make changes mid-season.

Manchester United suffered another disappointing defeat on Sunday as they lost 1-0 to Newcastle United. Star keeper David de Gea criticised the teams performance after the match and labelled it the most hard time at the club since his arrival before accepting that he had no idea what was happening.

"This is a hard-working group with a desire, we're just lacking in a few departments at the moment".

Solskjaer's pre match prayers were not answered.

Not only was Lukaku allowed to depart for Serie, but high-profile attacker Alexis Sanchez was also sent to Milan on loan, leaving Manchester United to start the season with young duo Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford as their main striking options.

The midfielder played under Joyce long enough to see the similarities with Solskjaer and says they both have similar qualities.

He is nearly halfway through his four-year contract with Wales but has not ruled out returning to the Prem.

Former United defender Gary Neville said the club's hierarchy should take responsibility for the mess, saying they were getting the pain "they deserve" for poor decisions at board level related to recruitment and managerial policy. "They've cocked it up".

McGrath told the Irish Independent: "These are sad times for Manchester United and those who have been envious of the club for so many years are loving their demise".

Right now, United haven't got team players. The second we dominated, and we don't get the win.

"We are back on our perch, as we famously say", Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore said at a conference last month.

Ferguson famously quipped his biggest challenge at United was to knock Liverpool "off their perch" in his early years in charge.

A rotten 0-0 design away to AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League on Thursday wherein United to register a single shot on direction has viewed the tension on Solskjaer abolish bigger extra.

Next up for the league leaders is a visit to Old Trafford after the worldwide break with few expecting the gloom over United to be lifted anytime soon.