I will be successful at Man United, says Solskjaer 
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I will be successful at Man United, says Solskjaer 

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted he will be successful with the Old Trafford outfit despite recent poor results. 

Solskjaer's future with Man United is unclear following back-to-back defeats but the Norwegian vows not to 'fall like a house of cards'. The Red Devils lost 1-0 to Arsenal last Sunday which was followed by another 2-1 defeat to Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League.

The results have opened debate if Solskjaer is the right man to lead United with a number of sources claiming the club could make a move for the former Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino. 

The 47-year-old refused to be drawn to rumors surrounding his future after the Istanbul defeat but faced further questions on Friday ahead of the trip to Everton. 

"Yeah, why wouldn't I be?," he responded when asked if he is certain of being successful at Old Trafford. 

"If I don't trust my beliefs and values, my staff's qualities, and the quality of my players, who else should? 

"I don't look at one or two results and fall like a house of cards. It's a setback, definitely, but I think there's been too much made of not scoring against Arsenal and Chelsea because there's been more or less nothing in those two games." 

"It's not long ago that we were the best thing since sliced bread when we beat RB Leipzig and Paris Saint-Germain." 

"There's ups and downs in football and that's just the way it has to be and you've got to have that belief in yourself and belief in the players.

"From what I've seen from the boys, they've been very focused since we've come back and are ready to give a response.

"You don't have to be happy to still stay positive. On difficult days in life, you know there will be better ones coming. I know these players well enough and I trust them enough to respond."

On pressure

"I've always had a very good, open, honest and positive dialogue with the club. They've shown strong leadership and I've had good dialogue continually since I came in," Solskjaer added.

"Of course, there's always pressure and expectations on us but I've grown up here and I became a man at Manchester United.

"I've learned how to deal with good and bad times. You're a top coach or manager when you win and you're bad when you lose, because you're not really better than your last game."

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