Under fire coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to go “everything” at Spurs to spice up the Manchester United fight.
The chips fell for the Norwegian, with his job suspended after last week’s shocking 5-0 loss at home to Liverpool.
Solskjaer admits he can’t expect assurances from the board – but he has defiantly vowed not to quit.
He said: “I will do everything now to get a result on Saturday. That is the only thing we can do.
“We need a reaction and an outcome. I never give up.”
United have only taken one point from their last four league games.
Solskjaer revealed he’s spoken to the board since the surprise hit by their Merseyside rivals – but he doesn’t have to ask for his job support.
He said: “I have made contact with the board of directors and do not expect them to give me assurances.
“When you have a performance and a spell as we have, that’s not what I call and say.
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“We’re in bad shape. My job is to set the record straight and that’s what I’m trying to do.
“I’m not here to ask for confirmations.”
Solskjaer, 48, admitted he had received words of encouragement from his former boss Sir Alex Ferguson, who was on the training ground this week.
“We had a commercial day, we spoke for a little while because he was there with Cristiano Ronaldo,” he added.
Now Solskjaer is ready to strike back after that ‘black day’ against their arch foes, starting with the trip to Tottenham.
He said, “I am responsible and it is my job to set the record straight.
“We need a reaction, we can’t perform like this again.”
Solskjaer insists he will not let the club’s recent poor performance affect him.
He added, “I have always been keen to resist.
“I will not let a period like this define me.”
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