Manchester united manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted he is the right man to lead Manchester United despite a perturbing dip in form that has exposed their top four hopes.
ahead of Manchester Debby at Old Trafford on Wednesday on the back of six defeats in eight games including a degrading 4-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park.
Solskjaer said to a news conference “I would like to say I am but it’s not down to me to say that, I’m confident in my team and myself to take this challenge on. It’s a big challenge and when I came in here I said I’m going to enjoy every single second. I don’t like losing but it’s a challenge when you go through bad results.”
Paul Pogba has identified Manchester United’s performance at Everton as “disrespectful” to all involved on Sunday while the Frenchman did not hold back in his assessment of his, and the team’s, display of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side crashed to a 4-0 defeat.
“Not to be disrespectful and I am not disrespectful on Everton, but the way we played and the performance of myself, of the team, of everyone is disrespectful. We didn’t respect ourselves, the club or the fans.
Pogba said “Losing a game is something really bad that we don’t want to [do] when we are in the race for the top four and losing 4-0 as well he proceed
“I don’t want to be harsh with my words but we don’t want to look like we did because the body language was not good enough for this shirt.”
Gary Neville Sky Sports analyst said afterwards the performance of some players at Everton had been “embarrassing” while Solskjaer questioned whether they cared enough to represent the club.
Pogba revealed part of what the Norwegian had to say to the squad after the final whistle with the 26-year-old admitting the players were “angry with themselves.” “We let the manager speak, the staff speaks and they spoke the truth,” he said.“
“What we did on the pitch is not respectful for the teammates, for the staff, for the people, for the kitman, for everyone. They said what happened in the game and it is not respectful for ourselves.
“For their work, they put their life on us, the team and this club. What we showed on the pitch, we did not give them the joy back and that’s why we are angry with ourselves. We want to do better for sure and we have to. The reaction has to be there.”
United have the opportunity to put things right on Wednesday when title-chasing Manchester City visit Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and a selection of players apologized to the travelling fans at Goodison Park and Pogba insisted he would say sorry with a full-blooded performance in the derby.
“The only way to apologize to them is to give everything on the pitch, do our best, create chances, score goals, defend, work for the team and we can even lose games, but with a good performance and pride on the pitch,” Pogba said