United draw with Aston Villa left them in the ninth position after 14 games. But that’s not the wonder. The club’s manager, Solskjaer says the position is not a concern anymore.
United is with 18 points since its opening 14 League games. This means Solskjaer must guide the players to wins in their next three games if they are to surpass 26 points Mourinho had when he was sacked after 17 games last season.
“I wouldn’t have sat here and talked about us being fifth if we had got the extra one goal. So, the league table at this point is not the biggest concern. The reason being, it is too tight.” Said Solskjaer.
“I just need to make sure we get performances and get three or four performances after each other.”
“So far we have the lead in so many games and we haven’t been able to win those games. Six or seven times we have been 1-0 up, or 2-1, or 3-2 like last week.”
“We should be better at seeing those games into wins.”
Is it still the same?
Seven days ago, Solskjaer said he could have replaced all 10 outfitted players. This happened after a dismal first half at Sheffield United.
However, the general feeling was that United’s performance before the break had been better.
There was no benefit gained from Solskjaer’s decision to excuse his entire starting line-up.
There were sporadic boos for the home side at the blow of the final whistle. However, in a period where Tottenham and Arsenal have sacked their managers, United is still behind the table. The situation hence puts Solskjaer under scrutiny even if the United hierarchy remains supportive of the Norwegian.
United is next in action with Tottenham. Jose Mourinho takes his side to Old Trafford on Wednesday. On the same night, Aston Villa will visit Chelsea.