Solskjaer insists Man United want to ‘stick together’ after rough start to season

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Manchester United face a trip to Newcastle in Saturday’s late kick-off, as they aim to bounce back from defeat vs Tottenham last time out.

The Red Devils have endured a pretty poor start to the campaign, which has seen them pick up just one win in three league outings.

United began their 2020/21 season with a rather embarrassing loss at the hands of Crystal Palace.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side then bounced back with a victory over Brighton, but, even in that tie, looked rather unconvincing.

Then, just before the latest international break, the Manchester outfit were handed a 6-1 thrashing by Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham.

As a result, Newcastle, who have had a rather average start to the season – winning two, drawing one and losing one – probably fancy their chances this evening.

Solskjaer on Man United’s rough start

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer held his pre-Newcastle press conference on Friday.

During the presser, the Norwegian was drawn on United’s poor start to the campaign, and the reaction of his squad.

And Solskjaer made use of the opportunity to aim a dig at the media, suggesting that, given any little chance, ‘you’ [the press] attempt to create a division.

The United boss, though, also went to assure that his side intend to ‘stick together’ and ‘work hard together’:

“Well, we’ve been in touch with the ones who have been away as well of course. It is one of those things that you have to get over as soon as you can and move on. We know any little chance from outside, you want to create a division.

“I think Bruno spoke really well the other day about we are United, we have to stay together. We can’t listen to everyone outside, we’ve just got to get on with it. Bruno has now lost two league games since he came to the club and he came in February.

“But it’s been two in quick succession. So he’s not used to losing league games for us but now it’s ‘Bruno, welcome to Man United, this is what happens when we lose a couple’ They’re going to try to create a division between us but that’s not going to happen because this group is a group that wants to work hard together and stick together.”

Quotes via Man United’s official website.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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