Manchester United players asked the board not to sack their boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, reports the Times.
The Norwegian was under immense scrutiny lately as he had only managed 4 wins in his side’s last 14 Premier League games before this week. It was widely reported that failing to get a result against Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday could pose serious threats to Solskjaer’s job.
However, the former Cardiff City manager impressed this week with a 2-1 victory over Tottenham, who were still on the confidence boost of appointing Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese was shown why United decided to replace him with Ole.
Moreover, it is believed that the players also share the same idea as they trust the gaffer’s process.
According to the report, the squad has made it clear to the board that they believe in the manager and would not like to see him let go of. The ex-Molde man’s players proudly back him, offering a great deal of confidence ahead of the Manchester derby.
Furthermore, the board reportedly back the 46-year-old as well in the belief that he will be able to turn things around.
It is said that the United legend is brewing a cultural revolution at Old Trafford with focus on ‘instilling better discipline and giving more opportunities to young, hungry players, from the academy’.
The baby-faced assassin has undoubtedly been responsible for quite a few unpleasant results, but if his players trust him with the job of leading them, there must be some positives that outweigh the negatives.
The Red Devils currently sit 6th on the Premier League table, above Spurs and Arsenal as they continue to progress under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.