Manchester United’s Norwegian supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacts after the ultimate whistle within the English Premier League soccer match in opposition to Everton at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north-west England on April 21, 2019. Oli SCARFF / AFP
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer pleaded for time to get Manchester United again on observe after the beleaguered boss and his under-performing stars have been booed off and labelled an “embarrassment” following Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat in opposition to Burnley.
Solskjaer’s aspect have been rocked by Chris Wood’s first-half opener earlier than Jay Rodriguez scored with an outstanding strike after the break at Old Trafford.
It was a woeful show from fifth-placed United, who’re in such poor type that there will likely be contemporary questions on Solskjaer’s job safety within the coming days.
Former United defender Rio Ferdinand, a Premier League and Champions League winner with the membership, slammed the efficiency and referred to as for house owners Glazer household to take motion to cease the rot.
“Fans are walking out after 84 minutes! It’s an embarrassment. People at the top need to look and see this and make changes,” Ferdinand instructed BT Sport.
“The downward spiral in this short space of time, it’s only seven years, has been remarkable.”
Solskjaer had no complaints a couple of end result that laid naked all the pieces flawed with a rudderless crew missing metal in defence, creativity in midfield and a leading edge upfront.
“We have got to hold our hands up and say it wasn’t good enough. In the first half, we created some half openings but we were not sharp enough to take our chances,” Solskjaer stated.
“The boys have given everything they have got but they are experiencing this period for the first time in their lives.
“When you are at Manchester United you are playing at the biggest and best club in the world. Some of them have played 10, 12, 15 games and it’s not easy for them.”
United path six factors behind fourth-placed Chelsea however, given how they’ve struggled so typically this season, the one shock is that the hole isn’t greater.
United’s tally of 34 factors is their lowest after 24 matches of a top-flight season since 1989-90 and the vast majority of Old Trafford was on its ft when chants of “stand up if you hate Glazers” echoed across the floor.
Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward was additionally subjected to abusive chants in a poisonous ambiance, whereas these few followers who remained within the stadium booed Solskjaer and his gamers at full-time.
But Solskjaer remains to be adamant he can flip the tide if he’s given time to develop United kids like Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams.
“I’m going to back them and help them get through this. The players are giving everything, they have done absolutely fantastic so far this season but they know it wasn’t good enough tonight,” Solskjaer stated.
“The boys looked mentally tired towards the end, we didn’t find that creativity. We can’t feel sorry for ourselves.
“When you are at Man United you are privileged because you are playing for the best club in the world. Sometimes you go through periods like that and it is a test I am sure they are going to come through.”
United should regroup to keep away from extra distress within the FA Cup fourth spherical in opposition to Watford or Tranmere on Sunday earlier than they head to Manchester City trying to overturn a 3-1 first-leg deficit within the League Cup semi-finals subsequent Wednesday.
If United are knocked out of each cup competitions, Solskjaer is prone to discover the endurance of supporters who idolised him throughout his taking part in days will dwindle even additional.
The hole between United and runaway leaders Liverpool stood at 30 factors after Sunday’s defeat at Anfield and there’s no signal of Solskjaer bridging the divide any time quickly.
Aware the strain is mounting, Solskjaer is eager to make signings to bolster his injury-hit squad, with main scorer Marcus Rashford and star midfielder Paul Pogba each sidelined.
“We are looking to improve, we have got our targets. This is our second defeat at home and first since August. I thought we had turned that corner,” he stated.
“We have started a clear-out and now I am going to be answering these questions until the window closes. We are working on things.
“For me, the most important thing is we have to perform on the pitch. Tonight wasn’t good enough for a Manchester United team.”