This was the ninth victory from 10 games for Solskjaer and while it was not a performance full of the recent verve and vigour, Marcus Rashford’s winner on his 100th Premier League appearance lifted United further up the table.
Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea have all stumbled against Claude Puel’s unpredictable Leicester in recent weeks and United had to withstand a second-half of constant pressure to maintain their manager’s outstanding record.
The Norwegian has, at the very least, presented United’s board with a genuine dilemma and the next six weeks appear crucial for his hopes of being named manager beyond the summer.
There is the Champions League double-header against Paris Saint-Germain and league games against Liverpool, Arsenal and City looming on the horizon.
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