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United have just four wins in their last 12 games and are currently sixth in the Premier League table

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said fans “will see a reaction” when his side face Watford on Saturday (15:00 GMT).

United are sixth in the table after a streak of just four wins in 12 games.

After the international break, the 48-year-old said everyone at the club is working together to change form.

“The players, the staff, myself and the club are working towards one goal: to improve and achieve better results,” he said.

United surprised many observers by staying with Solskjaer after their poor run, with two of their four wins in 12 thanks to late winners and another after a penalty save from David de Gea.

The overall nature of the 2-0 home loss to Manchester City just before the international break made the result, in its own way, as demoralizing as the record-breaking 5-0 home loss to Liverpool a fortnight earlier.

United’s embarrassing 5-0 loss was their heaviest at home to Liverpool, as well as the first time they had lost to zero by five or more goals at home since a 5-0 loss to Man City in February 1955.

However, Solskjaer has reportedly been in high spirits in training this week and painted a positive picture of life at Old Trafford as he spoke ahead of his team’s trip to Watford.

“When you lose you are always disappointed and under pressure,” he added. “Sometimes the first thing you want to do is get back to the training ground.

“But it’s been a good time to refresh our minds. We’ve prioritized some things and I’m sure you’ll see a reaction.”

The Norwegian says he has been in communication with United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward throughout the international break but there was nothing unusual about it.

Woodward put his name on a statement accompanying the release of United’s latest financial results on Wednesday that the club’s “top priority” was “success on the pitch”.

Clearly, Solskjaer needs to turn the situation around quickly. But he doesn’t think the pressure should be a burden on his players.

“This bad race put pressure on us,” he said. “But the pressure should be a joy, something that makes us a better team and to perform at the best level.”

And, at the start of a series of games that includes a crucial Champions League trip to Villarreal on Tuesday and an intimidating Premier League encounter with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge next Sunday, he promised Jesse Lingard he would have the chance to ” have an impact after the discussions. a new contract for the English man collapsed.

“I wasn’t in the contract talks, but Jesse is an integral part of the team,” Solskjaer said. “He energizes the group every day.

“Every player wants to play but I can’t fault his attitude. Jesse did well when he played for us and he will have his chances.”

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Source: bbc.com


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