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Man Utd manager Solskjaer - "We are working towards one goal."

Man Utd have secured only four points from 18, slipping to sixth in the Premier League table.

Solskjaer is focused on turning Man United’s poor form around to move back up the English top-flight table. [GETTY]
Solskjaer is focused on turning Man United’s poor form around to move back up the English top-flight table. [GETTY]

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes he still has the backing of the Manchester United board and players despite the abysmal displays that has seen him come under immense scrutiny.

The Premier League giants have been below par for most part of the 2021-22 campaign so far, securing just four points from 18 and slipping into the sixth spot in the league table after back-to-back home defeats to rivals Manchester City and Liverpool.

However, speaking ahead of United's away trip against Watford on Saturday, Solskjaer said he and his Red Devils are eager to turn their current fortunes around.

“The players, the staff, myself, the club, we are working towards one goal - to improve and get better results,” said Solskjaer in a press conference on Friday.

“The fans are still supporting the team and the club, they've been through this period and backed the team through the rebuild.

“When you lose a game, you're always disappointed and under pressure, but we've been communicating openly and honestly.

Back-to-back home defeats to Liverpool and Manchester City in the League has seen Man Utd move down to sixth.

“We've been through periods like this before. Our away form, we've just gone 30-odd games and lost one.

“Last season we turned it around and went on a run of 20-odd games and done defeat, that's the kind of run we need to get back.

“I've been in contact and communicated with the club as I do all the time. It's been a long international break, but it's one that we've utilised to our benefit, we feel.

“It's been a good response from the players and we're ready for the Watford game.

“This week we've prioritised a few things we have to improve on. Form and performances haven't been good enough.

“We can do better, we should do better and it's down to performances on the day.

“Sometimes you hit the post and it goes out, sometimes it goes in, that can affect the mood and atmosphere.”

Solskjaer also asked his United stars to turn their recent criticism into strength.

“Of course, we know that with a poor run of form that we put ourselves under pressure,” said the Norwegian.

“But that pressure should be a joy, it should make us a better team, make players perform at their best level and it's a game to go into and enjoy.

“I don't know how many games we've had away from home. We lost to Leicester, but the unbeaten record before that is something we need to draw confidence from.”

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