Manchester United bosses will not sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer because they believe he can lead them to the Premier League title – this season.
That’s the word coming out of Old Trafford.
And how you react to that gospel from the executive depends on whether you are a believer or not.
The romance of the club often borders on religious fanaticism.
And many fans feel that they have a divine right to be successful.
But their blind devotion only keeps the money rolling in and in Solskjaer the bosses have the perfect figurehead to keep the fans onside.
He’s not David Moyes, the Chosen One.
The Scot took over United’s last Premier League winning squad and he got the sack 10 months later when they failed to qualify for the Champions League.
No one cared for Moyes. It was an easy decision to get rid of him.
Ole is not Louis van Gaal. The Champions League-winning Dutchman came with a big reputation and arrived having just taken his homeland to the World Cup semifinals in Brazil.
But his reign turned sour in his second season in which he delivered the FA Cup – and he was sacked two days after lifting the trophy at Wembley.
No one cared for Van Gaal and the malhaas was as happy to see the back of the club as they were to see him go.
Ole is not the Special One.
Ever since Jose Mourinho came sliding down the Old Trafford pitch after knocking out United en route to the 2004 Champions League title with Porto, he was destined to take the hotseat.
But an FA Cup and a Europa League title were never going to be enough to justify the hype and the constant moaning.
In Ole, though, United have the perfect manager – a club legend and a company man.
See, Solskjaer has sentiment shielding him from fan criticism with his famous baby face.
As a disciple of Alex Ferguson, the Norwegian is more lamb to the slaughter than messiah.
The reason he is the most divisive coach since Fergie retired in 2013, is because he is the least-qualified to have the job.
His only previous Premier League managerial experience was relegation with Cardiff.
And his tactics tell the story of a guy with no idea what it takes to win in modern football.
Sure, defending well and attacking with pace will win you games whether you are facing tiki taka, gegenpressen, parking the bus or diski.
But those are all football philosophies and United don’t have one under Ole.
Playing on the counter is not a reliable tactic and neither is getting the ball to Bruno Fernandes.
There is no organisation in the team. The defence is the worst in the current Prem top six – 17 goals conceded.
And while Liverpool have leaked the same number, they lost a freak 7-2 game and have Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez out for the whole season.
United bosses have compared Ole’s record to Jurgen Klopp’s at the same stage of their reigns, but Klopp is more charismatic, a better coach and man manager.
Ole can't handle or improve his players – look at Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw, Mason Greenwood, David de Gea and, of course, Paul Pogba.
The team swings wildly from one crisis to the next.
They couldn’t win their first three home matches this season and have somehow come back from behind to win all of their away league games this season – a club record.
Those numbers mask the problems. It doesn’t hit you in the face like Arsenal’s inability to score for five league games. But United are barely any better.