Manchester United stay “completely dedicated” to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer because the membership’s supervisor, insists govt vice-chairman Ed Woodward.
Solskjaer got here beneath scrutiny every week in the past after United’s disappointing defeat to Istanbul Basaksehir within the Champions League, however the Premier League win at Everton eased the stress heading into the worldwide break.
With Mauricio Pochettino nonetheless out of labor Solskjaer’s future was the topic of a lot debate give the style of defeat in Turkey, however Woodward insists the membership stay firmly behind the previous United striker to proceed the progress he has revamped the earlier 23 months within the job.
Whereas Woodward admits there may be nonetheless work to be finished on the pitch, with United down in 14th within the present Premier League desk, he has backed Solskjaer as the person to finish that job and discover some consistency in outcomes.
“On the pitch, whereas there may be nonetheless onerous work forward to attain larger consistency, we stay completely dedicated to the constructive path we’re on beneath Ole because the group continues to develop,” Woodward stated.
That assertion got here as United introduced their monetary outcomes for the primary quarter of the 2020/21 monetary 12 months. United have reported revenues down 20% for the three months ending September 30, at £109million in comparison with £135.4million a 12 months in the past. A part of that’s all the way down to the actual fact United missed out on their normally profitable pre-season tour this summer season.
The identical three month interval final 12 months produced a revenue of £11million, whereas the most recent three month interval has reported a lack of £27million, primarily due to points across the COVID-19 pandemic.
Woodward stated: “Whereas the COVID-19 pandemic continues to trigger vital disruption, we’re optimistic that the restoration and normalisation section is step by step coming into view. The membership’s resilience and our robust industrial enterprise proceed to supply a strong basis and offers us confidence in our long-term outlook past the pandemic, each on and off the pitch.
United entered the worldwide break by successful what was arguably their most vital match of the season at Everton on Saturday.
The under-pressure Reds got here from behind to beat the Toffees due to Bruno Fernandes’ double and Edinson Cavani’s first aim for United.
United have a two-week break with lots of their stars heading off on worldwide responsibility – we’ll be preserving tabs on how all of them carry out, and on preparations for his or her subsequent Premier League match in opposition to West Brom.
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“We recognise that not all soccer golf equipment are in as strong of a monetary place and that the Premier League has a accountability to help the broader English soccer pyramid.
“We are going to proceed to push for this help, each by emergency help throughout the pandemic, and thru longer-term reforms to make sure that the success of the Premier League is bolstered for the good thing about the nationwide recreation as an entire.”
United are additionally persevering with to try to work in the direction of a phased reopening of Previous Trafford to some supporters.
“We miss enjoying in entrance of our followers and we’re working onerous along with our governing our bodies and related authorities to make sure that followers can safely return as quickly as attainable,” added Woodward.