Manchester United will take on Manchester City in a vital Premier League clash on Wednesday night. Solskjaer has revealed that he wants four things from his players.
Manchester United will aim to reduce the gap with the teams fighting for the top-4 in the Premier League when they take on the high-flying Manchester City.
Solskjaer’s men will take on the field at Old Trafford with a point to prove, as the side faced a humbling 4-0 loss to Everton at Goodison Park last weekend. The fans and pundits alike are calling for Manchester United players to improve and react, and various first-team stars have since spoken about their poor performances.
The manager, too, stated that the performance was unacceptable and the side has the chance to make amends this week.
As Solskjaer talked about the game against City and the weekend clash against Chelsea, he asked for four major things from his players.
Solskjaer’s ‘four’ demands:
In a conversation with Sky Sports, Solskjaer stated that he wants commitment from every player at Manchester United, insisting that the current week is important for the club’s top-4 hopes.
“My focus is that all the players can walk off the pitch on Wednesday night – and on Sunday [against Chelsea] – proud that they’ve given everything,” Solskjaer said.
“Performance, attitude, work rate, team spirit; if we come out saying I did everything for my team-mates, for the supporters, for this badge, I’ll be happy.”
The manager also warned the players that the club will part ways with them if they don’t work hard.
“I love the players; they’re good lads. They are willing to learn and if they’re not willing to learn or pick up the mantle when you’re left out, you can either leave it or work harder,” said Solskjaer.
Earlier, after the loss to Everton, the Norwegian suggested that there would be a major reshuffling at the club in the summer transfer window.
How Twitter reacted..
Speaking to @GNev2, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has called for a reaction from his Manchester United players ahead of a derby against Manchester City that “the world is watching”
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 24, 2019
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 23, 2019
Pep Guardiola: “I’m close to Solskjær. I understand his position fully. He needs time, but he doesn’t have it. I’m with him. I support him. Honestly.” #mulive [vg]
— utdreport (@utdreport) April 23, 2019
Manchester City can reach the top of the table with a win over the neighbors tonight. United, meanwhile, could climb to the fifth position if they stun Guardiola’s side.