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Dimitar Berbatov insists Manchester United’s players are still behind Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but warned their inconsistencies can’t continue. United enter the international break 14th in the Premier League table.
Wins against Paris Saint-Germain, Red Bull Leipzig and Everton have been undone by home defeats to Crystal Palace, Arsenal and Tottenham. United fans are unsure which version of the side will turn up on a game-to-game basis.
“It’s like United need to be under pressure to produce a winning performance. But there’s only so long you can operate like that – they won’t produce the win every time the pressure is piled on,” Berbatov told (via MEN). “In the end, it isn’t going to finish well if they continue being so inconsistent. The team needs to find consistency and produce good football game after game
“I still think the players believe in Solskjaer and they like him. I think he has their trust and they have his. There’s something that just isn’t working right in games when they are losing. The problem for me is, sometimes when they don’t have the ball they have a lack of mobility to chase and get the ball back
“Overall, though, I believe they’re still playing for the manager and they all like each other. But sometimes that’s not enough and to be 14th in the table isn’t good for United. I hope in their next game – against West Brom in the Premier League – we won’t see another dip in form. If that happens then we’ll be talking about the same thing again.”