Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has hailed the ‘positive’ progress made under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and suggested that his job is safe for the foreseeable future. The Norwegian manager’s position at the club was called into question by some supporters following United’s disappointing Champions League group stage exit at the start of December.
However, the Red Devils have responded well and are currently enjoying a strong run of form, having won four and drawn two of their six matches since the decisive defeat at the hands of RB Leipzig.
United have jumped to second in the Premier League, just three points behind defending champions Liverpool, and will be hoping that they can challenge the Reds in the hunt for this year’s title.
Woodward has revealed that he is backing Solskjaer to keep up the good work in his programme notes for Friday’s match against Aston Villa.
The controversial United chief reaffirmed his ‘commitment to supporting’ the club’s manager, highlighting their improved form as evidence of positive progress under his leadership.
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“The team has coped well in challenging circumstances while playing behind closed doors,” Woodward claimed.
“Indeed, at the time of writing, we have won more points-per-game since Project Restart last June than any other Premier League club. We also have four more wins and nine more goals than at the same time last season.
“There are many positive statistics like these showing the progress made under Ole in the past year. But they tell only part of the story.
“Just as important is the work we see being done behind the scenes to build a winning culture consistent with the club’s traditions of attacking football played by youthful, hard-working teams fusing homegrown talent with top-class recruits.