Solskjaer to stick to plan at Man Utd; insists he has full backing of board

The pressure is building on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer again but the Manchester United manager insists he has the full backing of the board.

Despite poor results all season, Solskjaer claims he will stick to the plan he came with when appointed permanent manager in March 2019.

There’s always negativity when you aren’t winning games, especially at a club like Man Utd, and Solskjaer needs to find a way to improve results if he has any chance of keeping his job.

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All season the board has remained consistent on Solskjaer. They’re backing him as long as it doesn’t involve making desperately needed signings in January.

“When you start on something you stick to that plan,” the manager said (via Manchester Evening News).

“I’m not gonna change six or eight, or nine of 10 months into the job and start believing in a different way.

“I’m gonna stick to what I’ve been trusted to do by the club and hopefully that’ll be good enough, that what we can see is right. All my conversations with the club have been positive.”

How can all talks with the club be positive when the squad and manager are underperforming, and the team isn’t getting the results it needs to clinch a Champions League spot in the Premier League standings?

That doesn’t make much sense — but that’s the line Solskjaer gave the press this morning, along with the following:

“We can’t react to all the noise outside, there’ll always be criticism, you’ve got to take it, you’ve got to be stronger mentally.

“I am, the club is, the staff are very strong mentally and we’re sticking to what we believe in and I’ve got full faith in what we’re doing.”

This is just face-saving exercise.

Solskjaer was in a positive mood during the press conference which is typical of the man, always looking to ignore how bad things are and hoping for a better outcome in the next game,

United travel to Tranmere Rovers this weekend in the FA Cup fourth round.

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