Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has singled out the team’s lack of mobility in ball recovery as a key reason for our struggles this season.
After consecutive defeats to Arsenal and Turkish side istanbul Basaksehir, reports claimed Solskjaer’s job was on the line before our 3-1 win over Everton.
There have been claims that the Norwegian has lost the backing of the Manchester United dressing room, but Bulgarian does not feel that is the case, but has charged for consistency from the team.
“It’s like United need to be under pressure to produce a winning performance,” Berbatov told Betfair.
“But there’s only so long you can operate like that – they won’t produce the win every time the pressure is piled on.
“In the end, it isn’t going to finish well if they continue being so inconsistent. The team needs to find consistency and produce good football game after game.
“I still think the players believe in Solskjaer and they like him. I think he has their trust and they have his. There’s something that just isn’t working right in games when they are losing.
“The problem for me is, sometimes when they don’t have the ball they have a lack of mobility to chase and get the ball back.
“Overall, though, I believe they’re still playing for the manager and they all like each other. But sometimes that’s not enough and to be 14th in the table isn’t good for United.
“I hope in their next game – against West Brom in the Premier League – we won’t see another dip in form. If that happens then we’ll be talking about the same thing again.”