Manchester United’s statement on their Q1 financial results includes quotes from executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.
We haven’t heard Woodward publicly back Solskjaer since our poor start to the season, but thankfully BBC reporter Simon Stone shared what he said via Twitter: “On the pitch, while there is still hard work ahead to achieve greater consistency, we remain absolutely committed to the positive path we are on under Ole as the team continues to develop.”
Ed Woodward statement in @ManUtd first quarter results: "On the pitch, while there is still hard work ahead to achieve greater consistency, we remain absolutely committed to the positive path we are on under Ole as the team continues to develop."
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) November 12, 2020
That doesn’t sound like a man on the brink of sacking the manager.
It will probably get overlooked tomorrow when some intern sat at a newsdesk decides to use his neighbour’s Staffordshire Bull Terrier as a source to break his latest exclusive linking Mauricio Pochettino to the United job.
I really thought after the win over Everton it would at least die down *a bit* during the international break but the whispers are still there. Then again, the manager of Manchester United will always be a topic of discussion.
As for what Woodward said… I don’t believe for one moment he believes it’s been positive. Not given how this season has gone to date.
United are 14th in the league and lack any real consistency. That needs to change before we talk about positive paths under Solskjaer.