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Man United manager Solskjaer: 'Just Keep It Coming.'

United boss responds to his critics and has sympathy for Nuno Espirito Santo who was sacked by Spurs.

Solskjaer tells his critics to keep it coming  [Sky Sports Screen Shot]
Solskjaer tells his critics to keep it coming [Sky Sports Screen Shot]

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that he enjoys when he is criticised for his work at Old Trafford, adding that critics should keep it coming.

The 48-year-old travels with his Red Devils to Italy as they look to seal a win against Atalanta in the Champions League on Tuesday night following the 3-0 win over Tottenham at the weekend.

Solskjaer was under immense pressure last week after arch-rivals Liverpool ran riot over United at Old Trafford. The 5-0 loss could have sent him packing, however, the United hierarchy decided to back the Norwegian, who seems to have found a new formation for his team.

Though, the United legend knows there must be no abysmal display anytime soon, with Pep Guardiola's Manchester City, that just lost to Crystal Palace coming to Old Trafford this weekend.

Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League group clash against Gian Piero Gasperini's side, Solskjaer said: “Criticism can make you doubt yourself or you can stand up for yourself and I’ve always enjoyed criticism. Just keep that coming, that’s fine.

“You know, journalists, pundits, experts, we’ve all got different jobs and it’s their job to give their opinion.

“That’s their job. I’m not here to fight with them, I don’t need a spat with anyone.”

Asked if United had turned their woes around by beating Spurs, he answered: “Next one is the one that matters.

“We’ve been looking and working to get consistency and we know that when we get that consistency we’ll get results and performances.

“As I said, one swallow doesn’t make a summer and it’s important that we just keep focusing on what we did well in that game but improve on what we didn’t do as well.

“It’s relentless, it’s games every three days, it’s a chance tomorrow to prove that we can go again.”

Nuno Espirito Santo was sacked just four months into his Tottenham Hotspur era, with ex-Chelsea boss Antonio Conte tipped to replace him.

And, Solskjaer said of Nuno's sacking: “Of course (I have sympathy with Nuno).

“It’s never nice to see men, good men, lose their jobs. He’s been working hard.

“I don’t know what the situation has been or is at Tottenham so I can’t comment too much, but as a colleague you’re never happy when that happens – you try to get in touch with him and tell him your feelings.”

When quizzed if he will stick with the 3-5-2 system he used in their clash against Spurs, Solskjaer replied: “I cannot give you the game plan and the tactics of course, but we have a squad to play many different ways.

“You can put any tactics out or system out, it’s the players within it and how they execute the role. That was the difference on Saturday.

“The quality of what we did was more important than the system we played.”

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