Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer responds to fan interrupting his post-match interview
“ You can abuse me later! ”: Smiling Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer responds to a fan who interrupts his post-match interview after the Norwegian team won at Tottenham
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saw the pressure release slightly after Man United’s win
- Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashford scored at Tottenham
- The Norwegian was all smiles as he went about his post-match press duties.
- And he responded to a fan who interrupted his interview with a smile on his face.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer jokingly told a fan that ‘you can abuse me later’ in a witty post-match comment following his win at Tottenham on Saturday.
The Norwegian coach came under enormous pressure after losing in nine games in all competitions, the last of which came in humiliating fashion in a 5-0 setback against Liverpool last weekend.
But the United manager saw his team respond with a 3-0 win in North London, with veterans Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani, as well as substitute Marcus Rashford, all scoring the net.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer jokingly told a fan that ‘you can abuse me later’ in a witty post-match comment after his win at Tottenham
Cristiano Ronaldo scored and the pressure was slightly released on the Norwegian with a win
Solskjaer had a beaming smile on his face as he went about his post-game press duties, but the beginning of his MUTV interview began with fans yelling at him.
When asked how the success of his game plan at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium made him feel, he began his answer before saying to the fan with a smile on his face: ‘Can I do this interview and then you can abuse me, huh ? ‘
Then, continuing with his answer, he added: ‘The boys have been really good. They have worked very hard. Since we arrived on Tuesday morning we had a plan. We sit down with the players and make sure that we all accept this plan.
“It’s a bit of a different approach, but we’ve had a difficult week. They stood their ground and worked very, very hard to get this result. ‘
Solskjaer spoke of the ‘difficult week’ that United had had after five defeats in nine games
Solskjaer expanded on the ‘difficult week’ with BBC Sport, insisting that he had stayed away from all speculation.
“The most important thing for the fans, for me and for the players is that we connect,” he said.
“It has been a difficult week for the players, the club, the fans, for me. I have stayed away from most of the noise. But you know what’s going on out there and you know you have to do a performance.
“Every time you lose a game, it’s the worst feeling in the world as a coach or coach. We needed the whole week to work on this performance. ‘
Solskjaer also praised Ronaldo and Cavani, with the two veterans starting together for the first time when Solskjaer lined up his oldest United XI to date before both got on the scoreboard.
“I’ve been coaching for about three years and Cavani’s training performance on Tuesday was probably the best I’ve seen of anyone,” he said.
“Ronaldo and Cavani play well together. They have a lot of respect for each other. The quality they provide is unsurpassed.
“They played for the club no matter what. It’s about improving as a group. If one of them does not give what he has for Man United, he will not be able to play ”.
When asked if he was especially relieved to finally have a win against his name, Solskjaer remained pragmatic.
“You know you’re under pressure from day one when you walk in here,” he said.
Solskjaer also praised veterans Ronaldo and his teammate, forward Edinson Cavani.
‘This week has been difficult for the players, the fans have not been happy. This is a game, it’s next now, Atalanta. You are where you are and you have the responsibility that you have and you have to enjoy it.
‘It would have been an interview and a different atmosphere [if we had lost] but that’s football. When you win, everyone stands up. You have to wait for the next game.
‘We have experience together, Cristiano and Edi. We got more control and we probably got a man from the match performance of [Scott] McTominay.