After appearing to wave goodbye to fans, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explains his full-time gesture.
At Watford, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may have welcomed Manchester United’s away supporters for the final time.
After Manchester United’s 4-1 defeat to Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explained his gesture to the travelling fans. United were humiliated by the newly promoted side, as the pressure on Solskjaer reaches new heights.
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After a fifth defeat in seven Premier League games, the Norwegian manager could face the sack.
Saturday’s defeat was the worst of the bunch, with United now being closer to the bottom of the table than league leaders Chelsea.
The rout was helped by Josh King, Ismaila Sarr, Joao Pedro, and Emmanuel Dennis, while captain Harry Maguire was sent off in the second half.
United’s return from the international break was marred by a new low when Donny van de Beek scored off the bench, but it was only a consolation.
After the game, Solskjaer went to the away end to thank the fans for their support on a difficult afternoon.
And he’s justified his gesture, which resembled a farewell wave in the midst of the club’s poor form.
“I feel for the fans,” he told Sky Sports. I share their sentiments. We’re ashamed of ourselves for behaving the way we do. We’ve had a particularly poor run.
“But that’s football, and I know they’ll back the team and whoever’s on the field, and you have to say sorry occasionally.”
Following the humiliating defeat, Solskjaer was predictably questioned about his future at Old Trafford.
But the under-fire 48-year-old is unconcerned such rumors and is confident in his ability to turn United’s fortunes around.
“That isn’t something I should be concerned about.” “I work as hard as I can with the staff I have,” Solskjaer stated.
“At the moment, we aren’t getting any results, so I understand your concern.” I’ve always believed in myself. “I am certain that we will be able to turn things around.” He also stated that he and United have ‘excellent communication,’ meaning that if the club plans to make a change, he will be the first to know.
“It’s a huge task for everyone,” he remarked. I’m a member of the club and work for it.
“We have a terrific working relationship. “Brinkwire Summary News” is a conversation between us and the club if they are considering doing something.