‘When you’ve got a guy like that, it’s important you stick by him’: Scott McTominay desperate to see Manchester United stand by under-fire boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
- Scott McTominay is desperate for Manchester United to stick by their manager
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under pressure after a poor start to the season
- He says that teams are too quick to fire managers without looking to the future
Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has leaped to the defence of his under-fire manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
He says it’s ‘important they stick by’ Solskjaer, according to The Mirror.
Manchester United have had a less than solid start to the season, currently sitting in 11th place with eight points from six games played.
Scott McTominay is desperate to see Man United stick by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Solskjaer is under pressure after a poor start to the season from Manchester United
They will play Arsenal on Monday as they look to get their Premier League campaign back on track.
‘It takes time for a new manager coming in,’ said McTominay. ‘It’s not all of a sudden just going to click straight into place.
‘Once Sir Alex left, it was going to take time for the club to find the right manager, and I do believe that we have the right manager now in Ole.
‘You see different eras in football teams – everybody goes through transitional stages and we’re going through one right now.’
Solskjaer is one of the bookies’ favourites to be the next Premier League manager to get the sack, along with Everton boss Marco Silva and Newcastle’s Steve Bruce.
McTominay believes Solskjaer is the right man to follow in the footsteps of Sir Alex Ferguson
McTominay has appeared in all six of United’s league games this season, getting an assist
‘In this day and age, clubs are just willing to sack a manager, without really thinking about the consequences for how that team is going to go forward in the next five or six years,’ McTominay continued.
‘Ole definitely has a plan for the short-term and long-term, and when you’ve got a guy like that, it’s important you stick by him.
‘I’m not worried at all. It’s going to take time for this club to get back to where it was, but we’ve certainly got a manger who’s willing to do everything to do that. It hurts seeing everything going on sometimes, and you just try to blank everything out. But it’s the results that hurt the most.’
United have picked up wins in the Europa League and Carabao Cup, but neither of their games against Astana or Rochdale were particularly convincing.