Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under growing pressure with recent results going against the Red Devils, who have slipped outside of the top four spots
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly has the full backing of Ed Woodward who remains convinced he’s the right man to return Manchester United to the promised land.
Solskjaer is under growing pressure with recent results going against the Red Devils, who have slipped outside of the top four spots.
A number of candidates have been linked with his job, including Antonio Conte, Zinedine Zidane and even Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers.
But according to reports, Woodward still believes Solskjaer is the right man to take the Red Devils forward and he still has the full backing of the Manchester United board.
The Independent reports that Woodward’s opinion has an influence on the ultimate decision-maker at United, Joel Glazer, despite the fact he is leaving his post as executive vice-chairman at the end of 2021.
Man United’s main objective remains qualifying for the Champions League and until this is out of the question the board will not look to remove Solskjaer from his position.
One recent moment involving Solskjaer behind the scenes at United impressed Woodward.
The executive vice-chairman is said to have been walking past Solskjaer’s office when he found him privately planning out his team for future seasons to come.
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It seems Woodward likes the fact Solskjaer sees himself in the job for the long-term and is looking at creating a dynasty – like the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson – rather than be a flash in the pan success.
United were beaten 4-2 by Leicester City last time out and Solskjaer called for unity from his players after the match.
“We started well,” Solskjaer said. “Mason [Greenwood] scored a fantastic goal. You look at the spaces we create and with a bit more care we’d have got the second one.
“We more or less gifted them the equaliser. The second one was a set play which is disappointing. We get an equaliser and then concede again 10 seconds later. Concentration was a key factor in this game.
“The whole performance was not good enough with and without the ball. Over the international break, we have had a good look to see what has gone wrong lately.
“We have had too many games where we have lost points so we need to look at the whole set-up and balance of the team and maybe something has to give.
“Every point in the Premier League you have to fight for. You have to tackle, block and win headers and in key moments today, we didn’t do that enough.
“Every game is a test of character here. Especially now it is an examination of character, staff, players and everyone around here. We have to stick together for Wednesday night.”
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