Fred urges the club’s board to keep faith in Solskjaer

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Brazilian midfielder Fred has urged the club’s board to stick with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as obviously the team is improving under the Norwegian leadership.

Speaking about working under the Norwegian to UOL (h/t Sport Witness), the midfielder said: “Solskjaer is our professor and does a good job. He’s young and growing every day. He learned a lot and will grow as a coach and person.

“It’s up to the board to decide, we don’t have the power to decide on this. But he’s very nice, he is an extraordinary person, he talks a lot, he has a playful side and he’s always smiling. The day to day is great and he’s very important for the team, as he was as a player in the history of the club.”

Solskjaer’s Old Trafford job is believed to be safe even if the club fails to finish in the top 6 at the end of the 2019/20 season.

The United board is said to retain faith in the Norwegian’s long-term project to rebuild the squad around young British talent.