Man United continue to back Solskjaer

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has retained the support of the clubs’ board and is still seen as a long-term appointment.

Solskjaer has come under fresh scrutiny in the wake of Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat at Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League – their first in the competition this season.

United are currently 15th in the Premier League after losing 1-0 against Arsenal on Sunday, but the club has no plans to replace Solskjaer – despite reports linking former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino with the role at Old Trafford.

Solskjaer laughed off suggestions his job is under threat after the defeat in Turkey.

“I decline to comment on such a thing,” he said in his post-match press conference. “Of course, it’s early on and opinions are out there all the time.

“You’ve got to stay strong. I’m employed by the club to do a job and I do that to the best of my ability with my staff.”

United return to Premier League action on Saturday away at Everton, who have also lost their last two matches against Southampton and Newcastle.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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