Man United make big statement on Solskjaer’s job


English Premier League outfit Man United chief Ed Woodward has stated that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the backing of the club to continue on the job despite sitting 14th in the Premier League and losing three of their opening seven matches.

The Red Devils can boast of just 10 points from their first seven league games which mounted pressure on the Norwegian manager and there were speculations that he would be sacked with former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino already linked with the job but the win against Everton last weekend returned.

In order to clear the air and put an end to the speculations, making round, the Red Devils executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said the board will continue to back the ‘positive path’ they are on under the Norwegian boss.

“While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause significant disruption, we are optimistic that the recovery and normalisation phase is gradually coming into view,’ Woodward said.

“We will continue to push for this support, both through emergency assistance during the pandemic and through longer-term reforms to ensure that the success of the Premier League is reinforced for the benefit of the national game as a whole.

“On the pitch, while there is still hard work ahead to achieve greater consistency, we remain absolutely committed to the positive path we are on under Ole as the team continues to develop.”

The statement is expected to restore confidence to the former Red Devils player but that will not mean producing more negative results as the club looks ambitious but only giving him some respect as a legend.

Meanwhile, Man United have announced a negative financial situation at the club due to the coronavirus pandemic and hope they can bounce back as it already affected the club’s activities in the last summer transfer window.


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