Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the extreme strain he and his struggling stars are beneath could make Manchester United a greater group as they search to rescue their faltering season.
United journey to Watford on Saturday licking their wounds after 4 defeats of their previous six Premier League matches, together with chastening dwelling losses to Liverpool and Manchester Metropolis.
They’re sixth within the desk, 5 factors adrift of the highest 4 and 9 factors behind leaders Chelsea.
“We all know the poor run of kind places ourselves beneath strain however that strain ought to be a pleasure, it ought to be one thing that makes us a greater group and makes each participant carry out at their greatest degree,” Solskjaer mentioned at his pre-match press convention on Friday.
The Norwegian was requested instantly if he felt secure in his job as motion resumes following the worldwide break.
“The gamers, the employees, myself and the membership, we’re all working in the direction of one aim and that’s for this group to enhance and get higher outcomes,” Solskjaer mentioned.
“The followers are nonetheless supporting the group and the membership. They’ve been via this era and backed this group via the rebuild.
“You understand once you lose a sport you’re all the time disillusioned and beneath strain. We’ve communicated properly and overtly and truthfully.
“There’s one sport now that issues but in addition there’s what goes on after that. We’re all refreshed, this week has been actually good in coaching and we’re prepared for tomorrow.”
Responding to reviews that Jesse Lingard’s contract talks had damaged down, with the England midfielder seeking to depart United, Solskjaer mentioned: “Jesse is coaching actually onerous, very well, and he’s prepared and out there for me. Undoubtedly he’s disillusioned he hasn’t performed extra in fact.
“With reference to his contract scenario and the talks, I’ve not been in these very intently. For me, Jesse remains to be a part of this squad, an vital half, and he provides power and high quality to the group each day.”