‘Speaking like we’re in a relegation battle’: Manchester United fans left dumbfounded at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s ‘ridiculous comment’ after he played down their woeful start by claiming ‘we didn’t get our third win until the 10th game last year’
- Manchester United have not won at home in the Premier League this season
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side’s fourth home league game saw defeat by Arsenal
- United have already lost to Crystal Palace and Tottenham and drew with Chelsea
- Solskjaer appeared to make light of the home form but fans were disgruntled
Manchester United fans have been turned up the heat on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after he appeared to try to make light of his side’s atrocious start to the Premier League season.
The Old Trafford side are yet to win a top-flight game on home soil this season, with a fourth home league game of the campaign ending in defeat by Arsenal, which followed losses to Crystal Palace and Tottenham and a goalless draw with Chelsea.
United have won just two league games this season, but following the defeat to the Gunners, Solskjaer appeared to downplay the crisis with a comparison to last season, stating: ‘We need to get points on the board. We didn’t get our third win until the 10th game last year, we’ve played six this year and have only two.’
Manchester United fans have turned up the heat on boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after their poor start to the Premier League season
The Norwegian’s side have failed to win any of their first four home league games this term
However, United fans were left disgruntled at the Norwegian boss’ post-match comments and believed they were unbecoming for a club of their stature, with the club suffering their worst start to a season at home since 1973.
One fan replied that the comments were not of a manager in charge of a club with lofty ambitions, writing: ‘Speaking like we’re in a relegation battle.’
Other Twitter users agreed, with one adding: ‘No way mannn, that’s a Championship level manager comment’, while another said: ‘This is something Fulham’s manager should be saying in hope to avoid relegation.’
One other user also concurred, adding: ‘This is Manchester United btw, not Cardiff City’.
Their latest home match ended in defeat after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty sealed a win for Arsenal
Solskjaer made a comparison to last season afterwards which did not go down well with fans
Another meanwhile tore into their lowered expectations, writing: ‘Oh ! God help me with this kind of ridiculous comment by the manager, 4m the third biggest club in the world. Is our club standard 60 points Woodward? Just asking. Is this the mandate now?’
Others were similarly left aghast, and questioned Solskjaer’s future at the club, with one writing: ‘He’s managed to lower expectations yet again. If people took off their red tinted glasses they would see he’s out of his depth.’
Another agreed, and called for former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino to be brought in, adding: ‘He simply needs to go. He is like a broken boiler. It keeps breaking down and eventually you will have to replace it.
‘Ole needs to go whilst Pochetino is still available. I am really angry.’
A Twitter user also referred to this period of Solskjaer being in charge as a waste of time, stating: ‘Can delude yourselves for as long as you want but ultimately we’re never going to get where we want to with Ole in charge.
‘Just delaying the inevitable and considering how open the league is this year, why waste time?
Many other users were also left infuriated, with one adding Solskjaer’s comment was not dissimilar from what former boss David Moyes would have said, while another added: ‘This is the guy supposed to be rebuilding this club. Tf is he rebuilding ???’
The comments from the club’s faithful come after former United captain Roy Keane claimed the players will end up costing Solskjaer his job.
Many have questioned Solskjaer’s future and have called for Mauricio Pochettino to come in
‘Ole will pay the ultimate price,’ Keane told Sky Sports. ‘Ole will lose his job working with this group of players as sure as night follows day.
‘We all like Ole, he’s a decent guy, but he will be under no illusion that the pressure now will be building the longer this goes on.
‘I never thought United would get anywhere near Liverpool or Manchester City, forget that, but at this rate they are in no race. They are just drifting.
‘We were kind of building this season up to be make or break for Ole. At this moment in time it’s not looking good for him.’
Roy Keane also believes the United players will end up costing his former team-mate his job
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