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Solskjaer ‘Not Concerned’ about Future at Man United


Mahmoud Al Assal

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 18:14 GMT

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer announced Tuesday December 3rd that he does not fear for his future at the English Premier League side despite recent sackings.

United are preparing to face Tottenham in the 15th week of the Premier League on December 4th.

The English Premier League has witnessed a number of coaches' sackings recently as Tottenham hired Jose Mourinho after dismissing Mauricio Pochettino last month, while Arsenal and Watford have subsequently terminated the contracts of Unai Emery and Quique Sanchez Flores, respectively.

The 46-year-old coach Solskjaer is currently under increasing pressure, with United ninth in the table with 18 points, 22 points behind leaders Liverpool and eight off a top-four spot.

"No, it doesn't make me more concerned," Solskjaer said at his pre-match press conference on Tuesday.

"I'm just focusing on my job and that's just doing as well as I can, and look forward to the next game, and look long-term, plan things with board.”

Solskjaer has encouraged his team's players ahead of Spurs clash after a failure to turn draws into wins, saying they were not getting the results their football deserved.

Manchester United are winless in three games, and Solskjaer's job will not get any easier with a derby against Manchester City on Saturday to follow the game against Mourinho's Spurs side.

"Three days or four days are not going to change a whole lot, but these two games are great chances for us to prove things and prove to ourselves that we can continue in the vein we have had against some of the better sides," Solskjaer said.

United will continue doing without the injured Paul Pogba, but Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic will be assessed as Solskjaer looks at his midfield options.