Man Utd midfield destroyer praised under-fire manager

Manchester United defensive midfielder Scott McTominay has claimed that “the whole club” are behind under-fire head-coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer despite the team’s awful start of the 2020/21 season.

The 20-times English champions have lost two of their first three Premier League matches of the season and suffered a 6-1 embarrassing defeat to Tottenham before the international break.

A recent report suggested that Bruno Fernandes had lost faith in Norwegian head-coach, while a number of the players at the club allegedly believe that the Norwegian will be axed from Old Trafford in the nearby future.

McTominay, though, has claimed that the Red Devils players are behind their manager, who will be under pressure to deliver a positive result when they return to action against Newcastle United after the international break.

“The whole club is behind him,” McTominay told TV2. “We believe in every word he says, and it’s not just him. We trust every word from Mike Phelan, Kieran McKenna, Michael Carrick and the entire support staff.”

The Red Devils CEO Ed Woodward is believed to be prepared to sack Solskjaer if results do not improve, with ex Tottenham Hotspur head-coach Mauricio Pochettino on standby, while Masimmiliano Allegri has been also mentioned as a possible replacement.