Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saves Premier League presidents by insisting that Manchester United are “ set to fail ” with an early start against Everton … less than three days after the team returned from humiliating Istanbul
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer launched a fierce attack on football officials after another hectic week of the English Premier League and Manchester United’s European game.
United scored a comfortable 3-1 victory over Everton on Saturday at the start of the Premier League thanks to a double by Bruno Fernandes and a late goal by Edinson Cavani, who opened his account with United.
The result came as a huge relief to Solskjaer, who has suffered defeat against Arsenal and Istanbul in Basaksehir in the past six days, and has left question marks over his future at Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer launched a fierce attack on football officials after the victory
United qualified to win 3-1 at Everton on Saturday at the start of the Premier League
Despite his strong performance on his part, Solshire complained that the harsh nature of the soccer schedule during the coronavirus pandemic is a tough demand for his players.
He told BT Sport: ‘We are set to fail. I told you before I talked to you about kick off time, they just made the boys fail.
“Luke Shaw was injured today because we went to Turkey, and we have played a lot of games this season already. We went to Turkey on Wednesday evening, we come back on Thursday morning, and the start of lunchtime on Saturday is an absolute mess.
I cannot commend the boys enough for the character they showed. These boys deserve better than to be thrown here to fail. The authorities set us to fail.
They played three matches in six days after the midweek Champions League match
“How can they put us after a match in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday evening in Turkey, and on Saturday we set at 12.30.
We got Liverpool and City, the fair play they play each other, they play on Tuesdays, they play on Sundays.
‘who is in Charge? We are tired of it. I have had enough.’
The Norwegian coach also provided an injury update on Luke Shaw and also revealed that Marcus Rashford is struggling after the win.
When asked about the performance, he added, “Awesome, absolutely amazing.”
“After Thursday morning they come back and they showed it again. It’s getting better and more intense. It wasn’t feeling well last night.
“Luke hamstring, it might be a long way. Rashford I think he’s suffering. That is the players’ demands. They deserve all the praise, well done.
Solshire revealed the injury to left-back Luke Shaw after the Everton match
The victory over Carlo Ancelotti’s side could not have come at a better time than Solshire, who was feeling the pressure after a series of poor and inconsistent performances.
Prior to the match, former United defender Rio Ferdinand said his record in liability was comparable to previous managers who got the boot.
What worries me with Ole is that his record is similar if not better than LVG and Jose. They got the sack, Ferdinand explained.
So what does the hierarchy think about Solshire, the end probably wasn’t too far off. You need to see a response, you need to see consistency with that team.
“The important thing is, no matter how great you are, your work ethic will deliver results. Then quality is above everything.