Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims he still has the backing of the Old Trafford board and is not feeling the heat – despite Manchester United ’s worst start for 27 years.

United host Leicester on Saturday after picking up just two points from their last three games.

Crystal Palace , West Ham and Everton are all above them in the table, as are Leicester.

Solskjaer has not been helped by a major injury crisis with Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw and Diogo Dalot all out, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Jesse Lingard are doubts.

Despite mounting injuries and their worst start since the 1992-93 season, Solskjaer is confident United are heading in the right ­direction under him.

Solskjaer insists he still has the confidence of the board

“There’s always pressure when you’re here, but of course I’m ­confident in what we’re doing,” the Norwegian said.

“We’ve got a plan and the performances haven’t told me that we need to change ­direction. Results, that’s a different matter, but when you concede three goals from four chances, there’s not a lot you can control.

“They’re games we should have won. We know that, but that’s ­another matter. We can control how we play, how we practise and how we prepare.”

Since beating Chelsea 4-0 on opening weekend, United have lost to Crystal Palace and drawn with Wolves and Southampton .

“We’ve lost one game since July 1 and it sounds like we’re really struggling, but that’s just the way it is at United and you have to handle it,” Solskjaer went on.

“We want to get the results we feel we deserve and now is the time to get them. We’re coming into a busy period now and we don’t want to be ­behind Tottenham , Chelsea or Arsenal (in the race for the top four).

It's been a tough start for United

United also face the threat of losing keeper David de Gea for nothing at the end of the season, with the Spaniard out of contract next summer and yet to sign a new deal.

Former Old Trafford stopper Edwin van der Sar claimed this week that the No.1 is not­ ­irreplaceable.

Solskjaer added: “I’ve obviously not been involved in all the discussions but I’m pretty confident we’ll get this sorted.

“David’s never ever said anything else to me other than that he loves this club.

“He wants to stay here and he’s had a fantastic time. So let’s hope we just get it over the line.”