Ole Gunnar Solaskar said he would take responsibility if Manchester United did not have a season.
Executive Vice President Ed Woodward and Glazers, who own the club, have been criticized for their role in what was perceived by supporters as a summer transfer window.
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But after two defeats from three matches to halt the Premier League campaign, Solaskar insisted on a buck stop with him.
“The spotlight should be on me because I am the manager and I am responsible,” Soulskjer told a news conference on Friday.
“I hold my hands that you have a spotlight on me. The final season was even harder, we won two of the first nine games, which was tough.”
“But if you are part of Man United as a player or employee, then you are used to it and you have to be mentally strong,” he said. “And for me, this period is another opportunity to prove to the players and tell us how much we believe in them.
“It’s about being focused for the next game, because I know they are capable of getting results and moving up the table.”
The trip to Newcastle will begin on Saturday to bounce back United’s bid.
There are decisions to select Sölskadger, most notably with an injury following Harry Maguire’s return from international duty with England. Maguire’s place was debated after a poor start to the season following his arrest while on vacation in Greece. His injury could keep him out of the game at St James’ Park, but Solaskar insisted that he never thought of leaving his captain due to poor form.
“He’s adamant. He’s ready to play. He’s a kid who doesn’t want to hide; he doesn’t want to hide behind red cards and poor performances. He wants to go out there and prove himself,” said Solaskar. .
“I don’t doubt his honor. He’s very professional, so he wants to prepare himself for selection, and then it’s up to me to choose him or not and if I want to get him out of the firing line. “
“I haven’t considered that coming without him to knock on my door,” continued Sölskjer. “I talk to him regularly, and he is very positive in his communication.”