Bruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd fans calling for Solskjaer’s sack

Fernandes on Solskjaer

Bruno Fernandes says Manchester United’s players are fully behind Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after their comeback victory against Atalanta in the Champions League.

Pressure has mounted on Solskjaer after the defeat to Leicester City on Saturday has left the Red devils without a win in three Premier League matches.

United were forced to come from two goals down to run out 3-2 winners against Atalanta, which has put them top of Group F in the UEFA Champions League.

Recent reports have claimed that some members of United’s squad have doubts about the Norwegian coach and his coaching staff.

But when quizzed on if he and the United squad back Solskjaer, Fernandes told TNT Sports: ‘Of course, obviously, he is our coach.

‘We follow him every day. We show that. We follow his ideas and we will continue to do so.

‘We believe in our coach and our staff… we need to do what the coach tells us because our coach is the maximum exponent of what we must respect.

‘He has been here for three years and we’ve done good things. It’s true that we haven’t won anything up to now, but the team has shown it has grown a lot.

‘We have a lot to improve on and the coach also knows there has to be some improvement at their end but that is part of football. Every day we are learning something new. But football is the present and it’s the now.’

Fernandes also believes the players are already demonstrating that they still have confidence with Solskjaer.

‘It was the team’s will, the will to win, to work as a team, to work all for each other that brings these results,’ said Fernandes.

‘We have to continue like this. Technically and tactically, it may not have been our best game. We made mistakes and we have to improve.

‘Just because we’ve won all is not right but by the same token, just because we lost the other day [against Leicester City], all was not bad.

‘We have to bring out the good things we did against Atalanta and grow from there. We have to believe in ourselves, try and not give up and more than anything, know that we are here for each other.’


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