Man Utd chiefs publicly back under-fire Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

By | October 13, 2021

Manchester United head-coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has received the public backing of his football director.

There have been complaints from some sections of the 20-times English champions fanbase that the team have underperformed in the early stages of the current campaign.

The Red Devils are currently fourth in the Premier League table – two points behind Chelsea that sit on top of the table – and have been knocked out of the EFL Cup by West Ham United.

However, according to the Manchester Evening News, the 20 times English champions football director John Murtough told a recent supporters’ forum meeting: “We have a long-term strategy and confidence in the direction that we’re going.

“The Premier League is one of most competitive leagues in the world – players in from abroad and other leagues tell us how different it is – but we are 100% up for that challenge.

“We believe that we’ve got the talent and the character within the squad to succeed. Need to keep control, don’t get carried away, don’t deviate from our plan. Ole and the staff are very focused on that.

“Don’t get distracted by what’s said on social media, which can sometimes create fervour and hysteria. It’s part of the modern game, but we stay focused.”

The Red Devils headed into the international break with three defeats from their last six games, including away to Young Boys in the Champions League.

Solskjaer has been in charge at Old Trafford since December 2018 however, is yet to land a trophy in Manchester.