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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has played down talk of his job at Old Trafford being brought to an end.

The manager oversaw his side’s embarrassing 2-1 defeat to Turkish minnows Istanbul Basaksehir. The loss came on the back of the Red Devils poor showing against Arsenal.

The performances have increased talk that Solskjaer will be replaced by former Spurs Mauricio Pochettino. Even former teammate Roy Keane has spoken out about the Norwegian’s stay in the dug out in Manchester.

“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,” said Solskjaer.

United’s 2-1 loss was sparked by a comical first half goal from former Newcastle forward Demba Ba.

“We were playing a short corner and everyone forgets to get back with the players they’re playing against and Demba Ba snuck in behind us,” said the United boss.

“Lack of communication and lack of good decisions, you don’t really see those goals at this level. We shouldn’t concede easy goals like this, we know how hard it is to create goals and create chances and when you give easy soft goals like the two we have done today it makes it hard.

“Obviously, it’s not a goal you normally concede. We’ve not done our duties and roles their that’s my responsibility we were going to play a short corner but we forgot our defending duties after we played a couple of short passes.”

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