The executive vice-president of Manchester United Ed Woodward has defended Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under whom the team has seen its worst start in the Premier League in 30 years, registering only two wins out of 8 matches.
Backing the Manchester United boss Woodward said that it’s due to Ole that the club has now got a disciplinary environment which was lacking in the recent years. Ole is trying to build a squad that works hard, respects each other and more importantly respects the club’s history.
Woodward responded to the criticism that the club is facing at the moment on its recruitment policy after the exit of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez.
“There is a myth that we have non-football people making football decisions and I think it’s insulting to the brilliant people who work on the football side in the club” Woodward was quoted saying by The Mirror
Woodward further explained that the club’s senior staff has spent many years serving Manchester United and they are efficient enough to make the right decisions.
The former Manchester United player Paul Ince, however, doesn’t think that once can read too much into the “vote of confidence” that Woodward has given to Ole. According to Ince, since Woodward is the one who appointed Ole at his post, he has to say things in his favor, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that he would continue with him going ahead.
“Woodward gave Ole the contract, so he has to say that. But, You hear chairmen come out and say that and then next minute the manager is gone.” Ince was quoted saying by the Mirror.
The 20-times English top champions Manchester United are in a critical situation at the moment as they are just two points above the Premier League relegation zone. They are going to face their bitter rivals Liverpool on their home ground Old Trafford this Sunday.