Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he will continue to run Manchester United in his own way as he turns two years at the helm of the club.
The Norwegian took over as United coaching for the first time on December 19, 2018, and will drop Sunday’s home game against Leeds, on Sky Sports, a day after their two-year anniversary at Old Trafford.
He speaks exclusively Sky Sports News, Solshire – who became his permanent position in March 2019 – said he is thriving under the pressure that comes with the role of United as he looks to improve his team’s third place last season and return from their exit from the Champions League group stage. .
When asked if he has a message for those who still doubt him, Solskjer said, “I will do it the way I have always done it anyway, and if they complain, they complain, and if they don’t,” as a coaching and as a team with the players, we believe in what We do.
“We have a belief. Whatever anyone else’s opinion of me or the team, it is not really my business. If teams come to Old Trafford with more or less respect, this is a game we must face and we must play it to the best level.”
On United’s management pressure, after coming under constant scrutiny during his training period, Solskjaer added: “This chair, this place, this club, this is the pressure we want. We want to move forward. I don’t like going back to this, but the average position in the six years. That followed the departure of Sir Alex was the fifth.
“Last season we got to third, it’s an improvement but it’s not where we want to be. We have to go forward, I feel the team is getting stronger, I have more and more trouble leaving the players. Still not enough.”
Solskjaer also spoke about whether he thinks he’s a more angry coach this season: “Sometimes you’re angry, sometimes you’re cool. It depends on our attitude, you can’t get angry at players who have the right attitude.
“I was an angry gamer at times, I enjoy feeling this angry sometimes. This pressure, I like that, you thrive on it. This is a privilege, just imagine life without pressure. It should be normal.”
“I like making points. I’m doing my job the way I should.”
‘Delight’ Solshire in Pogba
Paul Pogba was widely praised for his performance in 3-2 victory over Sheffield United Thursday evening, while his agent Mino Raiola said the player He wants to leave Old TraffordSolskjaer could only talk about his happiness with the French’s position on the field and in training.
Solskjaer said: “Paul, he wants to play, he wants to train, he enjoys football, he wants success and ambition, so when he’s on the field and in the training ground, I see a boy who enjoys football.”
“That’s what I care about. What we’re talking about, he and I, we know what we discussed.
“I think fitness and confidence go hand in hand, because when you have the quality that you do, fitness is of course the basis of your confidence, because you know your ability gets to perform.
“It was a tough year last year with a lot of injuries, about nine or 10 months he was out. Then he had a covid, at the beginning of the season he wasn’t feeling fit, so what comes first … do you play it? To make him fit or rest him so he doesn’t get game time?
“Now he has responded to the work we’ve done and you see the good performance. He’s a player who can do most things, and he has all the qualities. I’m happy with his performance.”
“You know what you’re getting with Leeds.”
United host Leeds in the Premier League on Sunday, and Solskjaer admitted he was looking forward to renewing the competition he enjoyed as a player.
He said, “When you look at the competition, when I played it was a very good team. Now with Marcelo as a coach, they are a fun team to watch, not to analyze because you really have to focus and focus on the little details.”
“We played last summer in Australia, we got a little bit of what’s going on around it, so we’ll be ready.
“You know what you’re getting. Hard working game, physical game. They run more than others. You will get rotation, technically capable players. You know what you’re going to get, but you can never expect the result.”
“You take one game at a time. This is the next game we want to win, and we know we have to improve at home to move up the table.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on
His players at Manchester United:
“I know I get everything they have. In football, it’s an unpredictable game anyway. 2020 has been an odd year, an eventful year and a tough one for everyone in the world. How players interact and interact we probably won’t know until we get out of this,” And this is something we have to look at in terms of the mental state of the players as well.
“They are not robots, they are human. To perform at the highest level, this is marginal, you have to be there every time. Maybe it is impossible for anyone else to understand what he’s going through. So my former team-mates, of course they don’t know what it is.” They feel now, because this is a different world than it was when we played. “
Loss to Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League:
“Very frustrating. That was a low moment, those are the three points that cost us. It shouldn’t have happened, but this is football, you can’t come and expect three points if you don’t perform well enough. Goal one is very important. We showed in The league is that we can come back, but sometimes you cannot, and we have run out of time several times. “
Premier League table:
“I don’t look at the table with the game in hand because these three points – you have to win them first.”
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