Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he won’t ‘press the panic button’ despite Manchester United’s Champions League exit and their inconsistent form so far this season.
United suffered an early elimination from the Champions League after being beaten 3-2 at RB Leipzig in midweek, crashing out of the competition at the group stage following a disappointing defeat in Germany.
The club’s poor performance comes amid an inconsistent start to the campaign for Solskjaer’s side, with the Red Devils currently sixth in the Premier League ahead of this weekend’s Manchester Derby.
Their loss in Leipzig was the fourth consecutive fixture the club have fallen behind and raised further questions regarding Solskjaer’s management, the Norwegian having been criticised for his tinkering in terms of both team selections and formations used, with very little time in between games to actually train.
United remain in support of the under-fire manager, however, and Solskjaer insists he will not ‘press the panic button’ as he looks to address the club’s issues and find consistent performances.
“Any player should be disappointed and frustrated when you lose,” said Solskjaer at his pre-match press conference.
“This season we have handled setbacks quite well. Before the next game, you have to analyse what has gone wrong but it is important not to press the panic button every time because you know in football you cannot win every single game.
“But there are games that you lose that hurt more than others, [because] some losses have more consequences than others.
“The reality is we are out of the Champions League for the rest of the season. We have to move on and get back into the Champions League.”