Manchester United vs Watford LIVE: Under-pressure Solskjaer offers update on his job, Ronaldo shares an uplifting message

Manchester United vs Watford LIVE: Under-pressure Ole Gunnar Solskjaer offers update on his job, Cristiano Ronaldo shares uplifting message
Manchester United vs Watford LIVE: Under-pressure Ole Gunnar Solskjaer offers update on his job, Cristiano Ronaldo shares uplifting message

Manchester United vs Watford LIVE: Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer put on a brave face amid mounting speculation about his role at the club, saying on Friday he felt secure in his position despite his side slipping to nine points off the top of the Premier League. Cristiano Ronaldo on the other hand shared an uplifting message to boost the squad’s morale.

MUN vs WAT LIVE: Poor performances like their 5:0 thrashing by Liverpool and they derby loss to Manchester City before the International break compounded the pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with British media reports this week saying club bosses were identifying a replacement.

Manchester United vs Watford LIVE: Under-pressure Solskjaer offers update on his job, Ronaldo shares an uplifting message

Manchester United vs Watford LIVE: I feel safe in Manchester United job, says under-pressure Solskjaer; Ronaldo shares an uplifting message
Manchester United vs Watford LIVE: I feel safe in Manchester United job, says under-pressure Solskjaer; Ronaldo shares an uplifting message

However, the Norwegian said he had been in close contact with the club’s hierarchy over the past two weeks and that his team, sixth in the standings, were determined to get their season back on starting at Watford on Saturday.

Asked if he felt safe in the job, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replied: “Yeah, the players, the staff, myself, the club, we’re working to one goal to improve, get better results. The fans are still supporting the team, they’ve been through this period, backed the team through the rebuild.”

Manchester United vs Watford LIVE: Under-pressure Solskjaer offers update on his job, Ronaldo shares an uplifting message

“When you lose a game you’re always disappointed and under pressure, we’ve been communicating openly and honestly. There’s one game that matters and what goes on after that. This week has been really good for training.”

United’s last visit to Vicarage Road in December 2019 ended in a 2-0 win for Watford. Although the Hornets are struggling in 17th, the pressure is on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side not to slip up again having taken four points from their last six league games.

“Some players stayed here, some have been allowed to go home to freshen up their minds, everyone has kept in touch with the staff and my staff have been working really hard to get everyone ready,” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said.

Manchester United vs Watford LIVE: Under-pressure Solskjaer offers update on his job, Ronaldo shares an uplifting message

We’ve corrected a few things, I’m sure we’ll see a reaction and a good performance tomorrow.”

Cristiano Ronaldo has tweeted an encouraging message on Twitter urging his teammates to get the job done and achieve their goal for the season. United will be without defender Raphael Varane and midfielder Paul Pogba through injury, while there are doubts over full back Luke Shaw and striker Edinson Cavani.

Manchester United vs Watford LIVE: Under-pressure Solskjaer offers update on his job, Ronaldo shares an uplifting message