Manchester United‘s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward outlined a few reasons as to why the club is sticking with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is trying to find a solution to the club’s worst start to a season in 30 years. Manchester United is just two points above the Premier League relegation zone and will be seen battling out with bitter rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Backing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Ed said, “Ole has also instilled the discipline back into an environment where we may have lacked it in recent years. He is building a squad that respects the club’s history, in which players work hard and respect their team-mates. No-one is bigger than the club.” He also spoke about the changes that were seen over the summer that has resulted in a very young squad, a squad, with the players and the culture, that provides a base for them to build and grow from as they embark on their new journey.
Fans are criticizing the clubs recruitment policy after they let Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez go while Paul Pogba’s future is yet a topic of debate. Ed further stated, “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 this club.” He also stated that the senior staff on the football side of the club have been in their roles for over 10 years while our scouts have worked with us for more than 25 years. He also revealed how they have expanded their recruitment department in recent years and believe that it will run in an efficient and productive way. He further stated, “Player recommendations and decisions are worked on by this department and by the first-team manager and his staff, not by senior management.”