Due to FIFA data, Manchester United went almost 14 days without a game and will return to the field this Saturday (20) to face Watford away from home for the 12th round of the Premier League. The match becomes fundamental to the team’s recovery process, which comes from a negative order. Another defeat could mean the end of the line for coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has come under enormous pressure.
During the press conference given this Friday (19), the Norway coach spoke about all the demands he has faced during this period. For Solskjaer, this type of situation is natural when the team does not achieve positive results. Despite this, the Manchester United coach was quite confident of a comeback in a good moment.
, When you lose, there is always disappointment and the pressure at work increases. But as a club, to be honest, we have fixed a few things. I’m sure we’ll see a response in our next game. We had a long break in that period, but did we do well and did the players respond well? Solskjaer’s analysis.
The coach is working every day at risk of being fired at any time. Even the UK press has speculated the names of some coaches who could replace him in the post, with Zinedine Zidane topping the list. Nevertheless, Solskjaer is confident that he will be able to reverse the negative phase and remain in charge of the team.
If the coach situation isn’t completely resolved, the same can’t be said of Jesse Lingard. The player is at the end of his contract with Manchester United and his renewal is not complete. Major UK media outlets are already claiming that Lingard will no longer be there. Asked about the matter, Solskjaer said he was not aware of the contract, but he understood the athlete’s ambitions.
, I have not reviewed the status of the contracts. To me, Jesse is still a huge part of this team. I understand that every player wants to play as much as possible? Solskjaer, who has used Lingard in eight matches this season.
Manchester United have won only three of their last ten matches, having lost five in this period. In the Elite Premier League of English football, the team has had only one win in the last five matches. In sixth place with 17 points, United need a positive result so that they do not leave the group that is guaranteed a place in the next Champions League edition. The ball will roll this Saturday (20), 12:00 (GMT).