Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted that he is the right man to lead Manchester United’s revival despite a worrying dip in form that has threatened their top four hopes.
United host Manchester City at Old Trafford on Wednesday on the back of six defeats in eight games, including a 4-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park.
The run has raised questions about Solskjaer’s suitability for the job over Mauricio Pochettino, who has led Tottenham into the Champions League semi-finals.
“Well I would like to say yes [I am the right man] but it’s not down to me to say that.
“I’m confident in my team and myself. I’ll be ready to take this challenge on. I know it’s a big challenge and that’s why, when I came in here, I said I’m going to enjoy every single second. I don’t like losing but it’s a challenge all the managers at this club have had.
“When you go through bad results, you’ve got to be confident enough to say this is the way we’re going to do it and plan ahead,” Solskjaer told a news conference on Tuesday.