Peter Schmeichel insists Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ‘doing really well’ with Manchester United despite their inconsistent form.
Manchester United got off to a flying this season beating Everton 4-0 and Leeds 5-1. However, they have been unable to maintain such dominance – losing to out to Aston Villa and suffering a humiliating 2-1 defeat to Young Boys in their Champions League opener.
However, Schmeichel believes Solskjaer is the right man for the job and says there is no else who could go into the club and ‘change the fortune of Manchester United in a split second.’
Speaking to TalkSPORT after United’s 2-1 victory over Villarreal on Wednesday, Schmeichel said: ‘It is working quite well and it’s working out quite well for the club as well.
‘I don’t think there was a question about how many changes needed to be done once he got the job.
‘He didn’t get the job full-time to begin with and the work he has to do is far from finished but I think he is doing really well.
‘There’s all sorts of headline likes #OleOut and fair enough if you think that but give me another name.
‘Who can go in and who can change the fortunes of Manchester United in a split second. I don’t see that person out there.
‘I am very comfortable with Ole as the Manchester United manager. He has the United DNA running through him, he understands the club and what needs to be done today, next week and also in five years.
‘I think that’s important. That continuity of how the club is. Every time we have hooked onto success we have managed to stay there for a long time. I am very happy with What Ole is doing and I see progression.’
His defense of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer comes just days after he criticised the United manager for his ‘strange’ tactics in their 2-1 loss to Young Boys.
The former Red Devil felt like Solskjaer had held back because of the club’s Premier League fixture against West Ham.
He told CBS Sports: ‘We can always question team selection, I just think when your next game is Sunday at West Ham, first game in the Champions League – why don’t you play your best team, your best players?
Schmeichel also slammed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for his post-match complaints about the artificial pitch at Young Boys stadium. He said ‘Regardless of astroturf, whatever excuses you come up with, get that win on there.
‘I think when you look at Mason Greenwood, he’s in great form, he’s a young man, he creates chances and not only does he score he creates chances for others.
‘(Raphael) Varane has just come to the club but I would’ve loved to see those two playing.’