Manchester United chairman defends Solskjaer
Manchester United chairman defends Solskjaer
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Manchester United chairman defends Solskjaer

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has defended manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer despite the club's miserable start to the season. 

United have had a poor start to the current campaign, having won just two of their opening eight Premier League games. The Red Devils are just two points above the relegation zone ahead of their Sunday's Premier League encounter with Liverpool. This narrows down to Solskjaer who was appointed on a permanent basis in March with the club so far winning only five of its last 23 matches in all competitions. 

Despite the club's struggle, Woodward believes Solskjaer is still the right man for the job as his footballing philosophy and values mirror that of the club. 

"Ole’s vision maps exactly to the core three football objectives we have: we must win trophies, we must play attacking football, and we must give youth its chance," he told the club staff. 

"The middle section of last season, after Ole’s arrival, feels most relevant to what we want to achieve and where we want to be, we saw a team playing fast, fluid football, with a clear representation of the style and philosophy the manager wants."

Solskjaer's men are currently twelve on the log with nine points. 

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