Manchester United legend backs under-fire Solskjaer

The Manchester United legend has appeared to back Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to succeed along with a throwback to their playing days together.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has divided the opinion of Manchester United fans ever since joining the club as manager. And to be very honest, the club have had both their ups and downs with the Norwegian at the helm.

While his tactical acumen has always been questioned, Solskjaer has managed to guide the Red Devils to some of their biggest wins in recent years. But then, the club have also suffered some humiliating defeats under him. The 6-1 drubbing at the hands of Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur earlier in the season comes to mind.

One man who has always seemed to back the manager though is Patrice Evra. The Manchester United legend has always put the lion’s share of the blame on the board for the club’s shortcomings. And he got a chance to show that support for Solskjaer once again this weekend.

The Red Devils managed to get a 3-1 win over Everton away at Goodison Park. And while Carlo Ancelotti’s side have fallen on tough times recently after an incredible start to the season, it was a big result for Solskjaer’s men nonetheless as they had suffered back-to-back defeats themselves and needed all three point badly.

Patrice Evra took the opportunity to post a picture of himself with the Norwegian during their time as teammates at Old Trafford on his Instagram story. The picture was accompanied with the caption as reported by Manchester Evening News:

 “Oulalala the haters won’t like it Ole, I can see them.”

One of Solskjaer’s best qualities as manager is his ability to get a result when his back is against the wall. He has been in a bad situation twice already this season and both times his side was able to bounce back.

The first was the unexpected win against Paris Saint-Germain and the second was the win against Everton. Both games where a defeat could have left the board scrambling for replacements. And both times, the players managed to come up with the goods. Only if they can do it more consistently.