Premier League: Manchester United committed to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer despite poor run

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  • Manchester United have taken just 10 points from their first seven league games
  • The pressure was cranked up on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after two straight defeats but dropped some of it when he beat Everton
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Manchester United committed to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer despite poor run.

United’s Executive Vice-Chairman Ed Woodward has gone public with his backing of Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer despite the club’s indifferent start to the season.

United have taken just 10 points and suffered three defeats from their opening seven Premier League fixtures and sit in 14th in the table ahead of the resumption of action next weekend.

The club’s indifferent form has led to growing speculation that former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino could be set to take over at Old Trafford, although United returned to winning ways before the current international break.

Now speaking in a statement released along with the club’s first-quarter financial results, United executive vice-chairman Woodward said the board will continue to back the ‘positive path’ they are on under the Norwegian boss.

On the pitch, while there is still hard work ahead to achieve greater consistency, we remain absolutely committed to the positive path we are on under Ole as the team continues to develop.

The public endorsement of Solskjaer from United however comes after reports suggested that Argentinian boss Pochettino is waiting to see how the situation evolves at Old Trafford as well as at Chelsea, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.

The former Spurs boss was heavily linked with the United hotseat after the club lost back-to-back fixtures against Arsenal and Istanbul Basaksehir, but some of the pressure was released by beating Everton last weekend.