United have had a turbulent season under Jose Mourinho and now Solskjaer which has seen them settle for a spot in next year’s Europa League.
It follows a disastrous run of form two wins in 12 and many fans have started to question whether or not the Norwegian is the right man for the job.
Another year in the Europa League means they will participate in the second-tier competition for the second time in three years.
And for a number of players that is not good enough as they have ambitions of winning the Champions League – a feat not viable at United at this moment in time.
One of those stars is De Gea, who has been locked in talks with the Red Devils since the beginning of last year.
The situation has been allowed to deteriorate so badly that the club had to trigger an extension in his contract that otherwise would have seen the keeper leave for nothing this summer.
Instead, it buys United some time but as of yet an agreement has not been reached.
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The state of affairs has got so bad that Solskjaer has had to personally intervene in Woodward’s negotiations, according to the Daily Record.
It is the latest of incidents involving the former banker that will do little to endear himself to the United fans.
Woodward is not a popular figure on the Old Trafford terraces and a plane bore the banner “Ed Woodward – Specialist in failure” during a tip to Burnley’s Turf Moor.
A number of his transfers have failed including Alexis Sanchez, Fred and Radamel Falcao, while the club continue to operate without a director of football.
Darren Fletcher has been mooted for the role but as of yet nothing has been confirmed.
Fans are also worried about his lack of experience in the role but the club are set to undergo a major squad revamp regardless.
Several players have been targeted, including Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Crystal Palace, Borussia Dortmund sensation Jadon Sancho and Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
As for De Gea, the Spaniard will not be without suitors with Juventus and Paris St-Germain the most interested of parties.
A dream move to Real Madrid could still be on the cards after Zinedine Zidane’s return, throwing Thibaut Courtois’ future into doubt.