KEY POINTS

  • Man Utd loss 2-0 at home to Burnley in their last Premier League appearance
  • The former champions are not even in the top four at present
  • Solskjaer has asked the fans to be patient as rebuilding of a team takes time

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has compared Manchester United’s current declining state to Liverpool’s struggling days when they had newly signed Jurgen Klopp as their manager.

Man Utd and their boss Solskjaer are evidently under the radar after back-to-back Premier League losses to Liverpool away followed by Burnley at home. The two defeats came in a space of only three days. The angered fans have meanwhile begun to target the Glazer family and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward on social media.

Even though Solskjaer is under scrutiny, he is confident of turning things around in Man Utd’s favor when they travel to Tranmere for FA Cup’s fourth round.

Drawing comparison to Premier League leaders Liverpool, Solskjaer explained, "For me, we do have a way of doing things. Of course, you can see other teams have done well. Jurgen [Klopp] spent four years building his team and they're doing well now, so of course – I've said so many times – it's not going to be a quick fix.”

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his players were booed off against Burnley Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his players were booed off against Burnley Photo: AFP / Paul ELLIS

As we enter into the final week of the January transfer window, several questions are being raised about the Old Trafford side’s transfer plans. The Norwegian manager, in a recent press conference, also explained that the club cannot undergo a complete change by signing together eight or 10 players in a single transfer window as a transition is always a long process that demands a lot of patience.

However, he confirmed that the club is working on the possible deals.

“I think our fans know what we have started and I’ve been trusted to do that job. A rebuild doesn’t go one way all the time – it doesn’t just go ‘we’re doing great, we’re doing great’. And it's not going to be like eight players in or 10 players in one transfer window. We've had one proper transfer window in the summer because the January's they are difficult, but we are trying to do something now,” Solskjaer added.