The Red Devils collapsed to a 2-1 defeat to the Turkish minnows in Istanbul and Solskjaer’s side registered just two shots on goal – including their goal from Anthony Martial.
Mauricio Pochettino admitted his determination to return to club management earlier this week and the Argentine was United’s first choice to replace Jose Mourinho in 2018 before Solskjaer impressed during his period in interim charge.
The pressure is now building on the Norwegian again but the former Cardiff boss was unwilling to enter into discussions about his future following the defeat.
‘I decline to comment on such a thing,’ Solskjaer said.
‘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’.
Axel Tuanzebe started in place for the former Benfica man but he was taken off at half-time after a wretched first half.