Eric Bailly has confirmed that the Manchester United side are fully behind manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Solskjaer has not had an easy time managing Man Utd, with the club experiencing mixed fortunes during his tenure. He has overlooked some big wins, but has also been criticized for some poor results.
Towards the start of the season there was some pressure on Solskjaer after United lost 6-1 to Tottenham. More recently, they were on the receiving end of a shock 2-1 loss to Istanbul Basaksehir.
They made up for that by beating the Turkish side at their next meeting. That win was indeed part of a four-game winning run they are currently on, which has eased some of the pressure on the manager.
Ed Woodward has already publicly supported Solskjaer, and now one of his players has too.
Bailly – who has not played since October – insists his manager has a perfect understanding of his side.
The defender told Sports world: “We have learned how to overcome setbacks because the dressing room is at Solskjaer’s.
“He is a close-knit guy who has a good relationship with everyone and understands the footballer’s codes. He knows when someone is not good and he has added a lot of value since he came. “
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Bailly urges United to look to the future
Bailly, 26, has won three trophies with United since joining them in 2016: the EFL Cup, Community Shield and Europa League.
However, the Premier League title – something they used to win regularly – has been dodging them since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013. They have also not won the Champions League since 2008.
However, Bailly believes United can return to its glory days in the long run.
“United are fighting against their own past,” said the Ivory Coast international. “A team used to win the Premier or even the Champions League. And it’s been too long.
“But now is not the time to look back, but to the future and try to turn things around, because there is plenty of talent.
“We have to add three to the competition [points] at a time, although it sometimes takes, like last weekend against West Brom, and then we’ll see if it’s enough to compete for the title. “
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