Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is being allowed to continue as Manchester United manager, but he has been told his job is still very much under threat, sources told ESPN, amid disagreements at board level over the potential hire of Antonio Conte.

Solskjaer, 48, was involved in discussions with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and managing director Richard Arnold on Monday, 24 hours after the humiliating 5-0 defeat to Liverpool at Old Trafford, but the day ended with him still in the job. However, ESPN has been told that Solskjaer's fate is almost certain to be sealed during the forthcoming international break unless he can oversee positive results against Tottenham, Atalanta and Manchester City.

Conte, 52, has made it known he would be willing to take over, but sources told ESPN that there are varying degrees of enthusiasm at board level for hiring the former Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan coach.