Ole must re­main as boss – Fletch

Manchester Evening News - - UNITED -

FORMER United mid­fielder Dar­ren Fletcher has in­sisted that Ole Gun­nar Sol­sk­jaer is the right man to lead the club.

United sit ninth in the Pre­mier League ta­ble af­ter 14 games this season, on 18 points.

With United eight points be­hind fourth-place Chelsea, ques­tions have been asked of Sol­sk­jaer.

The de­par­ture of Mauri­cio Po­chet­tino from Tot­ten­ham has also in­creased spec­u­la­tion that he could re­place Sol­sk­jaer at the helm. How­ever, Fletcher has reaf­firmed the be­lief that Sol­sk­jaer is the man for the job and must be given time to trans­form what he pre­vi­ously been an un­der-per­form­ing squad.

“It has been an in­ter­est­ing season. I think ev­ery­one at the club ex­pected it to be that,” Fletcher said.

“I think there is a change in the cul­ture be­hind the scenes, which is hard for fans to re­alise. I feel this season is more about au­di­tion­ing for the play­ers than the man­ager.

“I think Ole Gun­nar Sol­sk­jaer is the right man for the job. It’s an au­di­tion for the play­ers on whether they are go­ing to be a part of Ole Gun­nar Sol­sk­jaer’s Manch­ester United.

“That’s the chal­lenge which has been laid out to them. The club will want to sign more play­ers and I’m sure they will, so it’s a case of who wants to be here in the longterm.”

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