Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under increasing pressure at Manchester United amid a poor run of form, but the Norwegian boss has come out fighting against headlines being taken out of context.
Earlier in the week, there were reports of Marcus Rashford’s entourage being unhappy with Solskjaer’s wording when addressing the 23-year-old’s balance between football and off-the-pitch matters.
Solskjaer immediately shot down these suggestions in his pre-Atalanta press conference by claiming the story was created from ‘one little comment’.
Admittedly, having watched Solskjaer’s response to the press, I think he fumbled his words a little and context was stripped from what he said. Our understanding at Stretty News is Solskjaer has always been complimentary of Rashford’s off field work, plus his entourage are aware of that.
Although matters on the pitch are certainly tense, plenty of people were wondering how the boss and Rashford would address the comments made by Solskjaer prior to the defeat against Leicester City.
“Get the elephant out of the room straight away, you know the headline which came before the Leicester game,” said the Red Devils boss during Tuesday’s press conference, as per The Express.
“We are so proud of what Marcus has done on and off the pitch. You made headline off one little comment.”