Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has backed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the head coach position amid the recent speculation over the Norwegian’s future. The Red Devils have made a dreadful start to the current campaign with just nine points from eight matches and that sees them just two points above the relegation zone.
As a result, there has been the speculation that Solskjaer could be sacked with a heavy defeat in the forthcoming game against Liverpool at Old Trafford but Woodward has happened to dismiss the possibility by citing that the club are backing Solskjaer with the current project of developing young players.
He told: “Ole has also instilled the discipline back into an environment where we may have lacked it in recent years. He is building a squad that respects the club’s history, in which players work hard and respect their team-mates. No one is bigger than the club. The changes we saw over the summer have resulted in a very young squad. But it’s also a squad, with the players and the culture, that provides a base camp for us to build and grow from as we start our new journey.”
United are already five points behind the top four and they could fall further behind, should they drop points against Jurgen Klopp’s side at the weekend. On paper, the Reds are the favourites to get the better of United and they would surely be disappointed to come out of the game without the three points.
Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, and David de Gea are some of the key performers, who are on the sidelines through injury. Meanwhile, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw have returned to training but Solskjaer has clearly stated that none of them may make the starting XI for the weekend clash.