Man United Chief Hands Solksjaer Much-Needed Vote Of Confidence

Manchester United Executive Vice President Ed Woodward gave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a vote of confidence.

The Norwegian has been under pressure after United’s inconsistent start to the season.

United have won just one point from four home games in the Premier League so far.

And after winning the Champions League games against Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig, they were lousy in the loss to Istanbul Basaksehir last time.

Recent reports have claimed that the Red Devils reached out to the former Tottenham manager regarding his status as a possible replacement for Solskjaer.

But the Norwegian led his team to a great victory over Everton last weekend before the international break to ease the pressure.

Woodward has made his last public comment as part of United’s first quarter financial results release.

In his statement, Woodward stated that the club “remains absolutely committed to the positive path we are on with Ole as the team continues to develop.”

Woodward’s statement read: “While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause significant disruption, we are optimistic that the recovery and normalization phase is gradually appearing. The club’s resilience and our strong commercial business continue to provide a solid foundation and give us confidence in our long-term outlook beyond the pandemic, both on and off the pitch. “

“We recognize that not all football clubs are in such a strong financial position and that the Premier League has a responsibility to support the pyramid of English football in general.

“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.”

“On the field, while there is still a lot of work ahead to achieve consistency, we remain absolutely committed to the positive path we are on with 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 the fans can return safely as soon as possible.”

“Finally, I would like to emphasize our strong commitment to increasing equality, diversity and inclusion across our club and the game in general. To that end, we were pleased to be among the first clubs to sign up to the FA Soccer Leadership Diversity Code.

“Football has come a long way in this area, but there is much more work to be done and Manchester United is determined to be at the forefront of those efforts.”

source: – fcnaija