AFC Bournemouth striker Joshua King has backed under-fire Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer backing his Norwegian compatriot to turn the team’s fortunes around.
United have started the 2019/20 season poorly and currently sit in position 9 with 17 points after 13 rounds of league matches. Pressure has been mounting on the Norwegian with a section of the fans calling for his dismissal in order to curb the horrendous run.
A number of coaches have been labeled as possible replacements. Mauricio Pochettino, Mac Allegri, Nuno Espirito, and Julian Nagelsmann have been linked with the Old Trafford hot-seat with Solskjaer running out of time.
The tactician has however received some much-needed baking from countryman King. The two worked together when Solskjaer was in charge of the Manchester United U23 team which King was part of at the time. The striker believes the tactician needs more time to turn things around.
“He was brilliant with me and helped me. I know him as a person and a manager and have loads of respect for him,” he said.
“When he took over United I was very happy for him and his family because I know how much that meant for him as a person – it’s always been his dream. I hope and believe he’ll get United back to where they were, but obviously they need time.”