Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to resign as Manchester United manager, alleging that he is ‘frustrated’ that he hasn’t been given enough credit for his work at the club.
Despite humiliating defeats to Manchester City and Liverpool in recent weeks, the Norwegian is set to be in charge for Saturday’s trip to Watford.
United is currently in sixth place in the Premier League, nine points behind leaders Chelsea. Solskjaer has lost the backing of his players as a result of their poor form, with senior players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes reportedly furious with him.
Following the defeat against Pep Guardiola’s side, Rio Ferdinand urged Solskjaer resign, saying it’s time for the ‘baton to be handed over.’
‘I was always a little skeptic in the back of my mind.’ Is he capable of leading us to victory? I wasn’t convinced, but I hoped he’d be able to pull it off. But, based on what I’ve seen this season, I believe it’s time to pass the torch to someone else who can lead us forward now,’ Ferdinand added.
However, according to The Sun, Solskjaer has no intention of stepping down as manager of the Theatre of Dreams and is certain that he can turn things around.
According to the report, Solskjaer is angry that his reign is being judged solely on the basis of the start of current season, and he believes that people are overlooking his achievements.
The board’s preferred candidate to replace Solskjaer is Brendan Rodgers, but the Norwegian might be given till the end of the season if he can turn things around.