Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made a huge admission about the players ahead of Manchester Derby.
Manchester United were left humiliated by Everton when they lost the game 4-0 at Goodison Park on Sunday. There was a lack of mentality among the players and the Red Devils boss was quick to open out to media about the same conundrum which they faced under the previous manager Jose Mourinho.
Despite getting humbled by the Blues, Solskjaer has reiterated that some of the players have ‘Manchester United DNA’ and expect them to step up the gear against Manchester City on Wednesday.
“Of course, you learn about players and now is not the time to talk about making wholesale changes in the squad that’s been doing so great, City and Liverpool have taken more points than us in the last 18 games and that’s it, we were were we were when we came in, really gave it a go, and you can see loads of Manchester United standards, the DNA in these players, you have to get players in and some players will go out.” said Solskjaer.
Despite losing three games out of last five in the league, Solskjaer remains confident that his side has the capability to bounce back.
“There’s always a crisis at Manchester United whenever you lose a game or two, City and Liverpool are two teams who’ve taken more points in last 18 games, that’s great, the boys have done fantastic, we don’t enjoy losing games, we’ve lost three out of the last five league games, that’s a bit too many but that’s football.
“You see Chelsea-Burnley, Arsenal-Palace but the way we lost at Everton that was the lowest we have been and was the worst performance.”
“We focus on Wednesday and sure we’ll get a response, you don’t punish them as in run up to the mountains and back, we believe in them, these players know they let themselves down as individual, as a team, me as well, I’m in charge and I’m the one giving instructions how we’re gonna play and it’s my duty to get them performing better than that and I’m sure we’ll get a response.”
Here’s how Twitter reacted..
“Now, the response has to be there.”
— Liverpool FC News (@LivEchoLFC) April 23, 2019
Paul Pogba says #MUFC players “did not respect the club” during the defeat to Everton but boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists the players have the club “DNA”.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) April 23, 2019
“I would say yes, but it is not down to me”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer adamant he is still the right man for the #MUFC job.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) April 23, 2019
“Now is not the time to talk about, or make, wholesale changes in the squad”https://t.co/V522JsuB0i
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 23, 2019
Manchester United have a huge week ahead of themselves which could determine their top four hopes. They will face their rivals Manchester City on Wednesday followed by the clash against Chelsea four days later.