Manchester United chief Ed Woodward said they remain ‘fully committed’ to Solskjaer as the club manager, inspite of the poor start to premier league, in which they currently lie at the 14th position.
Victory over Everton last weekend, has given Ole some breathing space, while the international games being played out right now.
Inconsistency has hurt United more than anything else, with United just recording two wins out of three wins out of eight games played. This is in stark contrast to their Champions League run, in which they were chucked into the supposed ‘group of death’. However united quashed that theory with two solid wins against PSG and RB Leipzig, before losing to Baseksehir, a game in which they forgot how to defend.
This mixed bag of results combined with the lack of new signings last summer, has both some fans and critics thinking Solskjaer isn’t the right man for the job.
Woodward remains optimistic however. While he admitted that there still is work to be done on the pitch, he has backed Solskjaer , saying the club have a lot of faith in Norwegian, as the man to complete the job and find some consistency in results.
“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. We miss playing in front of our fans and we are working hard together with our governing bodies and relevant authorities to ensure that fans can safely return as soon as possible.”
This comes right after United released their latest financial results. United have reported revenues down 20% for the three months ending September 30, at £109million compared to £135.4million a year ago.
United’s financial health continues to take a hit from the pandemic as matches are still being played out behind closed doors, with fans unlikely to return to Old Trafford this year. Among several other factors is United missed their usual lucrative pre-season tour this season.
Woodward further said “While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause significant disruption, we are optimistic that the recovery and normalisation phase is gradually coming into view. The club’s resilience and our strong commercial business continue to provide a solid foundation and gives us confidence in our long-term outlook beyond the pandemic, both on and off the pitch.
“We will continue to push for this support, both through emergency assistance during the pandemic, and through longer-term reforms to ensure that the success of the Premier League is reinforced for the benefit of the national game as a whole. We miss playing in front of our fans and we are working hard together with our governing bodies and relevant authorities to ensure that fans can safely return as soon as possible” Woodward added.