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Revealed, why Solskjaer has guts over pressure as Man United boss

Timothy Aiyeku




With the latest report, it will no longer be a surprise that Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seem unmoved by the criticisms against him and his players as a result of the negative results.

Man United have not won any league game at home in 2020/21, but they do have a 100 per cent record on the road. Fans are unhappy that the club sit 14th in the Premier League after seven matches.

Last week’s defeats against Arsenal and Turkish outfit Istanbul Basaksehir in the Premier League and Champions League respectively was also not taken likely by the fans.

Despite the criticisms, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears to be unmoved as he always smile when he is asked questions by the press after defeats.

Former Red Devils assistant Steve McClaren has told talkSPORT that the reason why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains calm amidst the speculations and criticism is that he has been under pressure from day one of the job.

Steve McClaren, who was once assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson, says the pressure will diminish with time.

He told Monday’s talkSPORT Breakfast: “I think he’s had this from day one, from coming in.

“He had a honeymoon period and got the job, and they’ve had spells [of bad form]. He had it last season, two or three times, where it was ‘Ole for the sack’.

“But they finished the season very well and started this season very poorly, so two or three times already [there have been calls for his sacking].

“It’s bound to get to you. It’s just the sheer frustration and you can’t do anything about it.

“It’s frustration not just of results but also of the players, and to finally get a result like that when needed – wow!”

Meanwhile, former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has been linked with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job and he has made it clear that he is ready but the Red Devils hierarchy seem not to be in a rush to make such a decision.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.