Man Utd Boss Solskjaer Reacts To Questions On His Future After Istanbul Defeat

Man Utd Boss Solskjaer Reacts To Questions On His Future After Istanbul Defeat

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has kept mum on if he feared for his job after a defensive horror show in Turkey saw his side go down 2-1 to Istanbul Basaksehir.

That is the Red Devils second consecutive defeat after losing a third home league game on Sunday to Arsenal, which left them 15th in the Premier League.

When asked about his position, Solskjaer said: “I decline to comment.

“It is early and opinions are out there all the time.

“I have got to stay strong. I am employed by the club to do a job and will do it to the best of my ability.”

Solskjaer described his team’s defending as ‘unforgiveable’ as they went behind to Demba Ba’s 12th minute opener having left the veteran striker completely free on the break.

Edin Visca added a second on 40 minutes before Anthony Martial got one back three minutes later – but United had only one more effort on target.

Manager Solskjaer said: “The performance was not good enough against a team that worked and ran.

“The first goal when you play a short corner and forget about the man up top, that is unforgivable.

“We have not done our duties there and it is my responsibility. We have played a short corner but forgot our defensive duties.

“For the second one we were not very organised to counter press.

“They were two soft goals we gave away and then there was not enough to come back in the second-half.”

Solskjaer now has to pick his team up for their away game to Everton on Saturday.

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He said: “The only way I know to respond, and I hope the players do as well, is to get your act together for the Everton game.”

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