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Manchester United power brokers are prepared to give manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer more time to turn things around at the club in the aftermath of the humiliating home defeats at the hands of rivals Liverpool and Manchester City. To this effect, Solskjaer is expected to be in the Manchester United dugout for the game at Watford when Premier League football resumes next week.

The Athletic stated via a report released on Monday that the Manchester United owners have no plans in place to fire Solskjaer and appoint a new manager. It was stated that the Norwegian tactician has the backing of his employers for now.


Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stated the reasons for the recent poor run in the Premier League as he prepares his team for the visit of already-relegated Fulham later this week. Solskjaer discussed the Red Devils’ poor form in his pre-match press conference on Monday. ahead of the Fulham game.

The former Manchester United striker blamed the congested fixture list and the recent protest from fans as the reasons behind the poor form. The Red Devils have lost three of their last four games in all competitions including the last two games in the Premier League.

Solskjaer praises Scott McTominay in the aftermath of Leicester City win

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised midfielder Scott McTominay in the aftermath of the club’s 1-0 win over Leicester City at Old Trafford. The Red Devils took an early lead through a Marcus Rashford penalty in the eighth minute and thereafter put up a strong defensive display to restrict the Foxes from a clear sight of goal.

Speaking after the game, Solskjaer was pleased with the defensive resolve shown by the players following a run of three winless league games. He added to praise the performance of McTominay, who won his aerial duels while making the joint-most recoveries during the course of the game, he told: “I thought McTominay was excellent. He lost the ball a few times, but you expect that because he’s still learning his role. He goes into tackles and he’s a leader. I wouldn’t want to go into a 50-50 with him! I thought he did excellent all day.”

Solskjaer wants more goals from Marcus Rashford this season

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expecting Marcus Rashford to kick on from the previous season and contribute more goals in the Premier League. The England international managed just 10 goals in the top-flight during the course of the 2018/19 campaign, but Solskjaer believes the forward can show an improvement this term with the additional experience gained.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “I think Marcus is developing really well. He’s growing, you see his stature now, his body. He’s capable of playing more this year. He struggled with his ankle last season, so this year I expect more from him. But the whole squad, we’re fitter, we’re stronger. You can see in that second half we are more than capable of lasting games. He’s getting fitter and is a year older. We’ve had six weeks to work on a shape we want to look like and he’s exceptional when there’s space in behind.”

Neville insists Manchester United won’t win the league in next two years

Manchester United legend-turned-pundit Gary Neville has said that the Red Devils don’t stand a chance of competing for the Premier League title in the next few seasons. The Mancunian giants managed a disappointing sixth-place finish in the Premier League last term and reports have since emerged that they could be working with a limited pre-sales budget of around £100m.

Speaking to The Bild, Neville insisted that United are in need of a major squad rebuild and they may require at least two more seasons before they can start competing for the Premier League crown, he said: “There has to be a lot of change here. With the exchange of some players it is not done. It will not be possible for United to become a champion for the next two years.”

Ruud Gullit slams Solskjaer’s tactics for Manchester United against Barcelona

Former Dutch star Ruud Gullit has said that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer got the tactics wrong during the recent double-legged quarter-final tie against Barcelona in the Champions League. The Red Devils were beaten by a convincing 4-0 scoreline across both legs where they struggled to manage sufficient attempts on goal.

Speaking to BeIN Sports, Gullit insisted that United should have been more adventurous in their home patch rather than seeking to do the same at the Camp Nou, he said: “Manchester United made a mistake I think, tactically. I can understand when you play at home that you want to score goals and be more adventurous and they decided not to do it in the first leg.

Paul Ince hands warning to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer amid Manchester United’s average form

Manchester United legend Paul Ince has said that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to find a solution to the club’s recent run of poor form. The Red Devils have done tremendously well in the second part of the season to come on the cusp of the top four, but they have recently suffered a couple of defeats which have slightly distanced them from the Champions League places.

Speaking to Paddy Power, Ince said that Ole has done a fantastic job in reviving the club’s top-four prospects this term, but the club need to get their act together to seal the objective of Champions League football for next season, he told: “They need to be picking up results, especially when they’ve still got the likes of Man City to play if they want to make those Champions League spots. Ultimately, Man United have to be in the Champions League. It’s simply not good enough if they’re not. Don’t get me wrong, Ole has done a fantastic job in getting them to this point, but they need to finish the job off.”

Paul Pogba backs Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the permanent Manchester United job

France international Paul Pogba believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deserves the permanent managerial role at Manchester United after reviving the club’s fortunes during the backend of the season. The Red Devils were lying 11 points behind the Champions League positions when Jose Mourinho was sacked from the helm in December but Ole has managed to reverse their league form to the extent that they are within the cusp of the top four.

Speaking to reporters, Pogba highlighted that everyone within Manchester United wants Ole to stay put, given the bright vein of form under his interim management. He added that he has a good relationship with the Norwegian and the same goes for other teammates within the first-team squad.

Arsene Wenger mocks Alexis Sanchez amid his Manchester United struggles

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that Alexis Sanchez deserves his position on the substitutes’ bench, given he has not done enough to convince Ole Gunnar Solskjaer into handing him a starting role. The Chile international has struggled at the Red Devils since his move from Arsenal 13 months ago and he is currently regarded as not more than a game changer off the bench.

Speaking onBeIN Sports, Wenger indicated that the Chilean plays in the same position as Anthony Martial on the left wing and this has notably contributed to his reduced gametime, given Martial has become indispensable under the guidance of Ole, he said: “He has lost his place and plays in the same position as Martial. Today who would dispute that Martial is indispensable for Man United? He plays and that’s competition and that’s fair competition in my opinion.”

Marcus Rashford aiming for consistency after bagging Player of the Month award

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford is aiming for consistency with his performances after bagging the Premier League Player of the Month award for January. The England international has witnessed a change in fortunes since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took temporary charge of the club in December and during this period, he has amassed six goals from just eight league matches.

Due to this, he managed to outclass a number of top players including Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero to the monthly gong and speaking after receiving the award, he was pleased to have helped the club in the progress. He added that consistency remains key during the forthcoming months with the Red Devils aiming to propel to the top four in the Premier League.