Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he understands that his job is under pressure after a poor start to the season. Before the international break United suffered their biggest defeat in nine years after they lost 6-1 to Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford. There has been talk that Solskjaer has lost the confidence of the dressing room and that he could be out before the end of this month if the results do not improve.
“The spotlight should be on me, because I’m the manager and I’m responsible,” said Solskjaer. “Last season was also hard, we played nine games and only won first of the two nine games, which was difficult. But if you’re part of Manchester United as a player or staff, you’re used to this and you have to be mentally strong. For me, this period is another chance to prove that.”
Solskjaer is happy that most of his players had the chance to clear their heads while on international duty. They were also able to train and gain extra fitness as Solskjaer admitted that his squad are well short of where they need to be physically. “Now the players have had some internationals and we’re getting that fitness back, now it’s about creating that energy in every game.”