Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under pressure at Manchester United.

The Reds ' boss hasn't experienced the best start to the new campaign, and the struggles of his team were highlighted in dramatic fashion against Liverpool last weekend.

United lost 5-0 at Old Trafford against the Reds, forcing his position as head coach to come under scrutiny but the club have opted to stick with him for the moment.

Solskjaer is set to take charge of his team's bout with Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, and there are parallels between the two clubs once comparing Spurs' situation from last season.

Daniel Levy opted to sack Jose Mourinho in April on the back of poor performances and results, and United could learn from the troubles that Spurs encountered after his dismissal.

Levy was decisive regarding his move to sack Mourinho, but he seemed to find it difficult to identify a suitable replacement afterwards, with Ryan Mason taking charge until the end of the campaign.

Spurs were linked with a wide variety of different coaches, each of whom represented a different playing style and general approach to management.

The likes of Paulo Fonseca, Erik ten Hag, Gennaro Gattuso, Brendan Rodgers, Graham Potter and Antonio Conte were strongly linked with the vacancy before Levy finally selected Nuno Espirito Santo.

Nuno was appointed on June 30, more than 70 days after Mourinho was removed from his duties and the most questionable aspect about the process was that Nuno was available for almost the whole time after leaving Wolves.

He could have been targeted earlier, but Levy seemed to have his reservations; Nuno was appointed eventually, but that decision appeared to stem from Spurs effectively running out of candidates.

Fabio Paratici, who is now Director of Football at the club, was taken on by Spurs during the process as a means of helping Levy fill the position.

In Manchester, United should not let fear govern their decision as to whether Solskjaer is the right man for the job, but the club must consider whether a desirable target can be acquired mid-season.

Conte has been tipped as a favourite for the role and he's currently without a club, but the Italian favours a back-three and United have not constructed a squad for his specific demands.

The 52-year-old also upholds a different style of play to Solskjaer; if Conte was to replace him, there would be an element of starting from scratch rather than building upon his work.

Zinedine Zidane is another name who has been linked as well as various others, with reports suggesting that United have not yet established a contingency plan for when Solskjaer does eventually depart, whether that be this season or 10 years from now.

The Reds legend is safe for the meantime but regardless of whether he's able to turn around his team's current predicament, United must research a list of suitable successors to guard against Levy's troubles.