it appears Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might not have the backing of some of Manchester United’s biggest stars as reports claim five players are unhappy with their boss
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has ‘five unhappy’ Manchester United stars to answer to after their disappointing draw with Everton.
The Red Devils have only won two of their last five games in all competitions as the Norwegian comes under fire.
The Old Trafford club have pledged their support for Solskjaer as vice-chairman Woodward insists he is the man to take United forward despite their inconsistent form.
But it appears he might not have the backing of some of Man Utd’s biggest stars as The Telegraph claim five players are unhappy with their boss.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who stormed down the tunnel after the draw with Everton without shaking the hands of his opponents, is one of them. Paul Pogba followed suit according to BT Sport.
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David de Gea also vented his anger at full-time as he expressed his disappointment to his teammates.
Jadon Sancho has endured a tough start to life in Manchester and Solskjaer is currently playing him out of position – on the left wing instead of his favored right.
This comes after Donny van de Beek’s outburst midweek after he wasn’t given a game against Villarreal in the Champions League.
Many United fans feel it’s time for a change at the club as their side won’t reach their full potential under Solskjaer.
But Woodward, who leaves his post at the end of the year, insists the club are ‘firmly committed’ to him.
He said: “We significantly strengthened the squad over the summer, with the addition of Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane, Jadon Sancho and Tom Heaton.
“These signings have demonstrated our continued ability to attract some of the world’s best footballers to Old Trafford, and our firm commitment to helping Ole deliver success on the pitch.
“While squad-building is a constant process, we are more confident than ever that we are on the right track.”
Solskjaer reckons United will come good under his stewardship.
Asked if he should be getting more out of his squad, he said: “It’s the same question that was asked after Wednesday night.
“I’m very confident that we will get the best out of this squad.
“A lot has happened this month and we’ve had Raphael [Varane] and Jadon [Sancho] with us since August, and Cristiano [Ronaldo] since September.
“We’ve got loads to work on and we need to improve, we know that and I know that, but I do believe in this group of players and the coaching staff that I’ve got. So, the short answer is yes.
“I believe in these players, I believe in the coaching staff and I believe we have something going. The proof is in the pudding, we need results and you have to turn up.
“You can’t say ‘we did well against City and Tottenham last year’, we have to do it during the 90 minutes, whoever plays.
“That’s the challenge, because every game in the Champions League and Premier League is a big game against a good team and every game as Manchester United is a potential banana skin, as we’re expected to win every one.”