Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – I have long-term plans at United

Manchester United head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists that he has long-term plans at the club.

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Despite increasing pressure following back-to-back defeats, Solskjaer is confident that he is still at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils are 15th in the Premier League with only two wins from six matches played so far.

United are reeling from a 2-1 defeat to Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League on Wednesday.

The defeat came three days after losing 1-0 to Arsenal at Old Trafford.

United’s poor results have brought Solskjaer’s position under scrutiny.

However, United have no plans to replace him despite reports linking former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino with the manager’s role at Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer defiant

Ahead of Saturday’s trip to Goodison Park to face Everton, Solskjaer remained defiant.

He was confident when he was asked about the confidence he feels he has from the club’s decision-makers.

“I’ve got to say that all my conversations with the club have been planning long-term,” Solskjaer said before adding.

“Of course, we want short-term results, I have had positive dialogue, we’ve put plans in place and planted seeds, the tree is growing.”

“Some clubs rip up their tree to see if it is still growing, or getting enough water.”

“I have had backing all the way since I have come in. The club needs to look at the bigger picture.”

“We cannot react to one or two results, we have to look further back and what is the direction we are going in,” he added.

The Norwegian also said that the mentality of his players is strong and that he has no complaints about his squad in that regard.

United have suffered their worst start to a league season since the David Moyes era.

The 13-time Premier League champions are just four points above the relegation zone at this early stage.

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