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Scott McTominay urges Manchester United owners to side with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has persuaded the club to side with their boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in December 2018. His managerial career with United started well, however, after he signed a three-year deal with the Red Devils struggles at the club began.

Now the Norwegian is under huge pressure, as the Red Devils are in the 10th place of the Premier League table, having 13 points less than leaders Liverpool.

Speaking on the matter, McTominay said: “It takes time for a new manager coming in. It’s not all of a sudden just going to click straight into place. Once Sir Alex left, it was going to take time for the club to find the right manager, and I do believe that we have the right manager now in Ole. You see different eras in football teams – everybody goes through transitional stages and we’re going through one right now.”

The Red Devils couldn’t cope with any coach for a long time, after United boss Ferguson’s retirement in 2013.

However, McTominay stresses the importance of having a coach for the long-term: “It’s vital. You have to have that ­continuity at any club. In this day and age, clubs are just willing to sack a manager, without really thinking about the consequences for how that team is going to go forward in the next five or six years. Ole definitely has a plan for the short-term and long-term, and when you’ve got a guy like that, it’s important you stick by him.”

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