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‘I hold my hand up’ – Solskjaer takes responsibility for poor Man Utd form

The Red Devils have won just one of their opening three league fixtures, conceding nine goals in the process
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken full responsibility for Manchester United’s poor start to the season as he tries to instil a siege mentality in his players.

Solskjaer’s side have picked up just three points in their opening three league games and head into Saturday’s match against Newcastle off the back of a 6-1 hammering by Tottenham before the international break.

There has been plenty of criticism around the performances, individual players and also Solskjaer, with reports suggesting Mauricio Pochettino is already being sounded out as a replacement should things continue to go wrong at Old Trafford.

The spotlight should be on me because I’m the manager and I’m responsible,” Solskjaer said. “I hold my hand up.”

Despite Man Utd’s poor start to the season, with their only league win coming at Brighton thanks to a late Bruno Fernandes penalty, Solskjaer insists his team and staff have the mentality to fight through the criticism.

“If you are part of Man Utd as player or staff you’re used to this and you have to be mentally strong and for me this period is another chance to prove and tell the players how much we believe in them,” Solskjaer said. “It’s about being focused for the next game because I know they’re capable of getting results and moving up the table.”

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