Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer interacted with the media ahead of the Manchester derby, and commented on his future at the club.
Manchester United hasn’t been at its best ever since the famous win over PSG at Parc des Princes in the second leg of the Champions League round-of-16.
With every passing game, the side’s performances seemed to drop lower, and hit the rock-bottom last weekend when Everton registered a stunning 4-0 victory over Solskjaer’s men.
The Norwegian manager was visibly distraught after the game and spoke strong words in the post-match conference, hinting that the club is ready to make a squad overhaul in the summer transfer window.
As Manchester United faces city rivals Manchester City in the mid-week clash on Wednesday night, Solskjaer was asked about his future at the club. Here’s what he had to say:
Solskjaer on his future:
A few weeks ago, the fans and pundits alike were calling for Solskjaer to be named the permanent manager of Manchester United. The announcement was made last month, and it didn’t take long for many to turn against him.
In the press conference, he was asked if he was the right man to lead Manchester United.
“Well I would like to say yes, but it’s not down to me to say that,” the manager said.
“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, this is the way we’re gonna do it and plan ahead.”
The Norwegian further added that he needs to take tough decisions in the coming future to lead Manchester United to success again.
““I like all these boys, I love them, but I’ve got to manage for the club.
“I’m managing the club and the players and I’ve got to put all my effort into making sure we do what is right for the club.”
How Twitter reacted..
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) 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
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: ”I’m going to be successful here and there are players here that won’t be part of that successful team.”
Which players do you think Man Utd should to get rid of? pic.twitter.com/u8IyksCukj
— Betin (@BetinKenya) April 23, 2019
Manchester United will return to action on Wednesday night, where the side will aim to fight back in for a top-4 place in the Premier League.