Pressure is something that comes with managing Manchester United — without question to a fiercer extent when you compare it to manages at other clubs. And with that in mind, former goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the right man to lead Manchester United and take the team forward.
The Norwegian led United to a runners-up position in the Premier League last term and has been backed in the summer with players that really should be enough to at least warrant a title challenge.
United added Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Tom Heaton to the squad in the summer. After six games played in the league, we are sat fourth in the standings — behind leaders Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea.
It’s early days but nobody can deny that the performances have been concerning. We haven’t played well enough and questions will continue to come about whether Solskjaer can get the best out of the high calibre attacking players he has.
There is a lot of work to be done after losing three of our last five matches in all competitions.
Schmeichel thinks that the 48-year-old is doing a better job at United than any other manager that is current available could.
“I think he’s working quite well, it’s working out quite well for the club as well,” he told TalkSPORT.
“I don’t think there was a question about how many changes that needed to be done once he got the job and he didn’t get the job on a full-time to begin with. That work is far from finished, I think he’s doing really well.
👍 “Ole’s working quite well & it’s working out for the club quite well.”
🤷♂️ “There’s all sorts of headlines like #OleOut but give me another name!”
🧬 “Ole has the Utd DNA in him, he understands the club.”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) September 30, 2021
“It’s headline talk, Ole out, yeah that’s fair enough but give me another name. Who can go in change the fortunes of Man Utd in a split second? I don’t see that person out there. I am very confident with Ole.
“He’s got the Man Utd DNA, that’s engraved into him. He understands what the club is, not just today, but in five years and that’s so important, that continuity. I see progression in what Ole is doing.”