The pressure that comes with managing Manchester United is a “privilege”, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who spoke to the press ahead of Wednesday night’s Champions League tie against Villarreal.
You can look at it any way you wish, but Solskjaer has come out of sticky situations before as United manager, and a win over Villarreal should give us the boost we need to wake up in all competitions and realise that we cannot go throughout the season asking the players to respond to bad results.
Of course, United lost their first Champions League encounter of the season against Young Boys, late on, and after a home loss to Aston Villa at the weekend questions are being asked.
Solskjaer said (as per Daily Mail): “That pressure is a privilege. To work in this environment, you have to embrace the pressure. I have been backed. It seems we are sticking to the plan.
“But we are in a results business, we are here to win. I am here to win. Don’t think twice about that.”
Solskjaer has always put the club first and he’s done a good job as manager. However, there becomes a time when doing a good job isn’t enough. What I’m saying is, he needs to start doing a great job.
It would be ridiculous to write Solskjaer off and not give him more time to improve his team which saw an array of world class talent added to it in the summer.
Pressure comes again on Wednesday night.