OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER is desperately trying to rally beleaguered Manchester United forces with fears of another defeat at the weekend.
Solskjaer’s job hangs by a thread after the 5-0 home defeat at the hands of arch-rivals Liverpool on Sunday.
But he is trying to remain optimistic and raise the level of his players.
Immediately after the defeat on Sunday he was looking forward.
“We have to sort through the frame of minds and make sure we go into the next training session and the next game in the right frame of mind,” Solskjaer said.
“Manchester United have had tough times, tough times before, and they’ve always bounced back and taken on challenges.”
But he will need to lift the bad mood on the training ground ahead of Saturday’s trip to Tottenham as it is now at rock bottom.
Solskjaer remains well aware of United’s reactions when they feel they are under attack from critics.
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His former boss Sir Alex Ferguson used to employ a siege mentality and made his players bent on fighting back and proving people wrong.
He has a tough job as many players have lost faith in the coach, his training, tactics and team selection.
While Solskjaer thinks they’re about to get where he wants them to be, they just seem to be slipping away.
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The Red Devils have only taken one point from their last four league games and are leaking goals like a sieve.
He travels to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday in brilliance from their 1-0 defeat in the London derby away to West Ham last week.
United stand a point behind Tottenham in seventh place.
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