Man United Will Not Press The Panic Button — Solskjaer

By Daily sports on December 12, 2020

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United will not “press the panic button” just because they were knocked out of the Champions League.

The 3-2 defeat at RB Leipzig on Tuesday extended United's poor recent record in the competition.

It also brought more questions about Solskjaer’s ability to get the best from his squad.

United sources have continued to insist the club is fully behind their manager and the forward trajectory is solid.

But it is not a message that has gone down well with some fans, who feel a change is required.

United's hierarchy rejects that view completely and the message of stability was reinforced by Solskjaer as he looked ahead to an Old Trafford encounter with Manchester City on Saturday.

“It is important not to press the panic button every time because in football you cannot win every single game,” he said.

“There are games you lose that hurt more than others and some losses have more consequence than others.

“We have handled setbacks quite well and the reality is we are out of the Champions League for the rest of the season. We have to move on and get back into it.”

Anthony Martial will return to the United squad after missing the trip to Germany through injury, although fellow striker Edinson Cavani remains a doubt.

Solskjaer was also supportive of goalkeeper David de Gea, who was criticised by former United midfielder Paul Scholes for his part in RB Leipzig’s decisive third goal on Tuesday.

And the United manager avoided answering a question about Paul Pogba, whose agent Mino Raiola said the France midfielder wants to leave the club in an interview that was published on the eve of the Leipzig defeat.

“I speak to my players on daily basis and Paul Pogba is no different,” said Solskjaer when asked if the paid had spoken in the aftermath of the Champions League exit.

“Whatever anyone’s representatives say can’t affect me. I have said all I want to about that.” (BBC)

•PHOTO: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 


Source Daily sports

Posted December 12, 2020


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