Reds are United be­hind Ole

Manchester Evening News - - SPORT -

AN­DREAS Pereira has claimed ev­ery sin­gle mem­ber of the United squad has re­mained be­hind Ole Gun­nar Sol­sk­jaer through­out ru­mours that he might be re­placed.

The Reds’ stance is that Sol­sk­jaer has re­tained the sup­port of the board, even through a sticky spell of re­sults that saw Mauri­cio Po­chet­tino linked with the Old Traf­ford job.

And Pereira (left), one of the play­ers to ben­e­fit from in­creased op­por­tu­ni­ties un­der the Nor­we­gian, has re­vealed the true level of dress­ing room sup­port for Sol­sk­jaer.

“Ev­ery­one is be­hind Ole,” said the Brazil­ian. “There is not a sin­gle player who wants him out. Ev­ery­body loves him at the club. He is very good to ev­ery­one.

“He has been fan­tas­tic for me per­son­ally. Ev­ery­thing I have now, I have to thank him for. He has given me play­ing time and con­fi­dence. I feel bet­ter and bet­ter for ev­ery game I play.”

Pereira added that Sol­sk­jaer was par­tic­u­larly in­flu­en­tial for play­ers such as him that have come through the United youth ranks.

Mar­cus Rash­ford, Scott McTom­i­nay, Jesse Lin­gard, Ma­son Green­wood and Bran­don Wil­liams are among the other academy grad­u­ates to have been put to the fore by Sol­sk­jaer since he re­placed Jose Mour­inho.

“He is very im­por­tant for us young play­ers from the academy,” added Pereira. “He knows ev­ery­one who is com­ing up, and he knows the club in and out. It is mas­sive for the young play­ers. “

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