The Norwegian admits the loss against Burnley was a highly disappointing one.
The word ‘disappointing’ aptly describes Manchester United’s season in the Premier League so far. If the 2-0 loss at arch-rivals Liverpool wasn’t enough to put their heads down, Burnley handed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer another shameful defeat at home.
Strikes in either halves from Chris Wood and Jay Rodriguez were enough to ensure the Clarets returned home with all three points and a clean sheet. The defeat also marks the Red Devils’ worst start to a Premier League campaign since 1990. On the other hand, Burnley record their first win at Old Trafford in 58 years! Clearly, the numbers say it all!
“For me the most important thing is we have to perform on the pitch. Tonight wasn’t good enough for a Manchester United team,” said Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the game.
“The boys have given everything they have got but they are experiencing this period for the first time in their lives,” he added.
As much as the fans are eager to see the club make new signings before the January window ends, bad results keep on coming. At 34 points, United are now six points below fourth-placed Chelsea and level on points with Tottenham and Wolves – who have a game in hand.
Failure to qualify for the UEFA Champions League had created a ruckus amongst the fans last season but United see to be in a similar disposition this year. That naturally brings a flak on the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer-reign at the club who admits the team needs reinforcements.
“We are working to improve and get players in and hopefully we can get something over the line,” the Norwegian continued. “I think everyone can see these players are being stretched.”
“More mentally than physically, I think they need a mid-season break,” he went on to make a statement.
Meanwhile, the transfer speculation surrounding Sporting CP talisman Bruno Fernandes keeps on going. Several reports suggest the move to be taking place soon for Fernandes who is on an exceptional run of form in Portugal. However, the club remains mum about the matter and thus the final week in the window would be an interesting one.