Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Soskjaer has asked fans to be patient after the loss to West Ham United.

Manchester United suffered another defeat, leaving their record for this season so far, at two wins, two draws, and two losses.

It was not so much the defeat though that has United fans concerned, it was the overall performance.

It has led to questions being raised about the progress of the team since the sacking of Jose Mourinho.

United were second-best in just about every aspect of the game. Those who witnessed the performance saw a team that struggled to do just about anything right.

Statistically speaking, United had more possession, more shots, more corners and made more tackles. The problem was there was a lack of quality.

Some doubt if Solskjaer is capable of handling the job.  But the United manager says there is progress being made, and there is no overnight fix.

In an interview with Talk Sport, he described the job at hand and that it would take time.

He said:

“I’ve said it many times, this is a rebuilding job and the boys are working as hard as they can.”

“Behind the scenes, we’re working and we want to improve and I wouldn’t be anywhere else with anyone else.”

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“They’re tight, even games, and sometimes there’s not an easy explanation of why you don’t get results.”

He still feels that his side could have got something out of the game.

Solskjaer added:

“Like today, it could have easily gone our way, but it did their way. We’ve just got to work to tip it our way.”

“As a manager, you look at everything that’s got to improve, we want to be better defending, we want to be better attacking, we want to have more energy.”

“You’re always looking to improve and to continue to work the way we believe.”

“We had the moments today, but we didn’t grasp them. We just have to accept that West Ham deserved the win.”

Solskjaer is a Manchester United hero and legend. He will be afforded more patience than most. It appears that the brunt of the blame is being aimed at the players.

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