Solskjaer expecting a ‘good reponse’ from his under fire players in Manchester Derby

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reckons this Wednesdays Manchester Derby is the perfect game for his players to bounce back from their dismal run of form.

Solskjaer side welcome reigning Premier League champions Man City to Old Trafford tomorrow, having lost seven of their last nine games in all competitions.

Manchester United‘s players have come in for some heavy criticism in recent days, after their humiliating 4-0 defeat away to Everton on Sunday, with Solskjaer even admitting in the aftermath that he wasn’t sure if some of his players actually cared about playing for the club.

However, while Solskjaer has reiterated that his players let themselves down at Goodison Park he is optimistic that he will see a good response from his side tomorrow night.

“There is a crisis at Man Utd whenever you lose a game or two,” Solskjaer told his pre-match press conference.

“We have lost three out of the last five. That is a bit too many. The way we lost against Everton was the worst performance – that and Wolves.

“But this is the best game we could ask for. I am sure we will get a good response. We don’t punish the players and run them up to the mountains. They let themselves down. I am in charge. I am the one to give them instruction.

“You can see the players are disappointed and really hurt. There is no hiding place on the pitch. But the supporters will back you as long as the effort is there.”

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