Rio Ferdinand backs Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to keep his job despite Manchester United endure the most challenging time in the club’s recent history
Subjected to some harsh criticism for an underwhelming start to the season, the Red Devils seem unable to give an appropriate response on the pitch.
Unfortunately for Solskjaer, his players keep setting unwanted records one after another, both domestically and continentally.
Manchester United now at 10 games without an away win, worst run in 30 years.— Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) October 4, 2019
Worst league start in 3 decades; 10th after 7 games.
2 wins in last 12 PL games.
Scored more than 1 goal just once in last 16 matches.
Solskjær: ‘I'm very happy with the boys.’https://t.co/Z1RGsZWJq0 pic.twitter.com/BsBong0uNf
After a dismal 0-0 away draw with AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League that saw them produce zero shots on target, the fallen giants suffered a disappointing 1-0 away loss to Newcastle United on the eve of the international break.
Sitting 12th, just two points above the relegation territory, Manchester United are enduring the worst start to the season in 30 years, having pulled off only two wins in eight Premier League games thus far.
And while frustrated fans urge the leadership to show Solskjaer the door, Ferdinand insists the under-pressure Norwegian manager won’t be relieved of his duty any time soon.
“There’s no way the club would have thought this would be rosy straight away, they’re not naive enough to think that it was going to be a situation where he just changes it overnight,” he said, as transcribed by the Mirror.
“This is definitely something where there is going to be early pain, there is going to be a situation where the results are not going to go our way, especially with the new recruitment that they’ve started to go with younger players.
“That’s why I don’t see there being a change straight away, I’d be very surprised if I wake up, open a paper or an app and see that he has gone so quickly.”
United will host Liverpool to Old Trafford once the international window ends in a fixture that might decide Solskjaer’s future at the club.