Manchester United’s current poor run of form is just a ‘setback’ in what is a long-term project, manager Ole Gunnar Solkjaer has suggested.
The Red Devils are currently in the midst of a run of inconsistent results with just two wins in their last six Premier League games and having suffered back-to-back defeats at the hands of Arsenal and Turkish outfit Istanbul Basaksehir in the UEFA Champions League.
Despite conceding that poor results bring pressure, Solskjaer is not letting that cloud his judgement of the future at Old Trafford.
Asked if he could still be a success with the club, the Norwegian replied: “Yeah, why wouldn’t I be?
“If I don’t trust my beliefs and values, my staff’s qualities and the quality of my players, who else should?
“I don’t look at one or two results and fall like a house of cards. It’s a setback, definitely, but I think there’s been too much made of not scoring against Arsenal and Chelsea, because there’s been more or less nothing in those two games.
“There’s ups and downs in football and that’s just the way it has to be and you’ve got to have that belief in yourself and belief in the players.”
Following their poor run, United are marooned in 15th position in the Premier League table ahead of this weekend’s clash against Everton at Goodison Park, a match that could reportedly be pivotal in Solskjaer’s position at the club. The Red Devils currently sit at a price of 7/5 with Betfair to win the match.