The Red Devils failed to capitalise on their third-place finish last season during a frustrating summer transfer window and have started the new campaign in miserable fashion.
After just three games, United have already conceded 11 goals and collected just three points, which came courtesy of a match-winning penalty that was awarded after full-time against Brighton in a match the Seagulls dominated.
In the final game before the international break, United suffered their joint-worst defeat in Premier league history, losing 6-1 at Old Trafford against Tottenham after being reduced to 10 men.
United’s poor start to the season has seen pressure quickly mount on Solskjaer, with the club already linked with a move for ex-Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino if their form does not improve markedly.
Now it appears Solskjaer is losing the support of his players too, with Duncan Castles on the Transfer Window Podcast reporting that Fernandes is losing faith in the Norwegian.
Firstly, he does not believe Solskjaer is strong enough to manage the squad, particularly with so many big personalities in the side.
Secondly, he fears he lacks the ‘capabilities’ to push the players forward in the direction they need to go in order to cut the gap to Liverpool and Manchester City and genuinely challenge for the Premier League title.
Worryingly, the report claims Fernandes’ opinion is shared by a number of other senior players in the squad who have similar reservations.
United’s poor start to the season is in stark contrast to their form after the restart back in June, when they enjoyed an excellent run to secure Champions League football, and Solskjaer will need to quickly re-find those levels of performances.