Guardiola offers support to Manchester United boss Solskjaer

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has offered his support Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

After an initial resurgence following Solskjaer’s appointment as manager in December, Manchester United have hit a poor run of form of late having lost six of their past eight fixtures in all competitions.

Having exited the Champions League to Barcelona last week, United were thrashed 4-0 at Everton on Sunday and now face an uphill battle to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

Ahead of Wednesday night’s Manchester derby, Guardiola says Solskjaer ‘needs time’ to turn the club’s fortunes around.

“He came back here after being former player. He knows everything. It is an advantage,” Guardiola told his pre-match presser.

“Everybody needs time.

“In our world, our position, I am close to Solskjaer. I understand perfectly his position. We feel alone and that is why I understand completely his position.

“It happens to all the managers around the world. That is the reality. I understand him perfectly. I support him.”

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