Manchester United news: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he’s right man for job despite recent woeful form
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he remains the perfect man for the Manchester United job despite a dramatic drop in results since his permanent appointment.
The Norwegian won 14 of 19 matches while in charge of the Red Devils as caretaker, but since his appointment on a permanent basis last month, United have lost four of six.
Sunday’s 4-0 rout at Everton was a new low, with many critics calling it Manchester United’s worst performance since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.
Nonetheless, Solskjaer remains confident.
Asked if he could turn United back around, Solskjaer said: “I would like to to say yes.
“It’s not down to me to say that but I’m confident in my team and I’m ready to take on the challenge.
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“I know it’s a big challenge, that’s why I came in when I came in.”
A big summer of rebuilding awaits but Solskjaer said he could be trusted to make the right calls on who stays and who goes.
“I would like to think so,” the former Molde boss added. “I like all these boys. I love them. They are great lads.
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“But I have to manage for the club. I help the players but I manage for the club. I am putting all my efforts into doing what is right for the club.”
A derby clash against title-chasing Manchester City now awaits on Wednesday night, and Solskjaer claims it is the perfect match after Sunday’s humiliation on Merseyside.
“It was the best game we could ask for now,” he continued. “The players are hurting.
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“We had a meeting after the game and you can see all the players were really hurt by that performance and the City game is perfect. There is no hiding place on the pitch,” he said.
“Our fans will back you whatever as long as you give that effort against a City side who have been very, very good.
“We have got to be ready for the press and the quality they have got on the ball. When we win it we have got to be ready for their aggression because they will snap at your ankles and heels and kick you.
“They will not allow us easy counter-attacking. There will be fouls, no doubt about it.”
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