Solskjaer tells Manchester United players: 'Get your act together'

Manchester United have now lost two games in a row and are desperate not to make it a third.

A 2-1 defeat to Istanbul Basaksehir was not in United’s plans, nor was the 1-0 loss at home to Arsenal.

A week ago United’s form had appeared to be improving, with a 5-0 victory over RB Leipzig.

Now United are looking to avoid a third straight loss when the team visit Everton on Saturday.

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Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned the players to improve.

Solskjaer told the club website: ““It’s not easy to be positive now, of course it isn’t when you just lost the way we did. But these players are good players and we have a chance on Saturday to get going again.

“The last two results have been a punch to the stomach.

“The only way I know to respond, and I hope the players as well, is to get your act together for Everton.”

Pressure is building on Solskjaer and he appears to realise it. The season is at risk of falling apart.

Supporters who believed he was the right manager to take United forward are feeling the opposite way now.

It is not Solskjaer’s style to criticise individual players, and he did not really do so collectively after this game, but his comments were pretty stern. They have to improve.

Everton sit fourth in the Premier League and United are in 15th. Solskjaer knows what it is like to taste defeat at Goodison Park, losing 4-0 there on his first visit there as manager in 2019.

United need to go there and win. The problem is right now, the players are out of form, and the slide does not look easy to reverse.

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