Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is adamant most of his squad members have the club “DNA” despite the criticism of the club’s loss at Everton.
The Red Devils 4-0 drubbing was the club’s fifth consecutive defeat on the road in all competitions and their sixth defeat in their past eight games.
Midfielder Paul Pogba attested they “did not respect the club or their fans” during the loss.
“You learn about players. Now is not the time to talk about making wholesale changes,” said Solskjaer on Tuesday.
“You can see the Man Utd DNA in many of these players. We have to get players in and some players will have to go out.”
United still have an outside chance of making it to the Champions League with only three points behind third-placed Tottenham and fourth-placed Chelsea.
But they need to make a statement in the Manchester derby on Wednesday at Old Trafford, knowing only a win can revitalise their ambitions.
Solskjaer, who apologised to fans for the performance against Everton, went ahead to assure fans he can take the club where they want to be.
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“I am confident in my team and myself,” he added via BBC. “I am ready to take this challenge on. I know it is a big challenge. That is why I came.
“I don’t like losing but it is a great challenge. But when you have bad results you have to be confident enough to say ‘this is the way we are going to do it’. We are planning ahead – doing what we think is right for the club.
“I like all these boys. I love them. They are great lads. I have to manage for the club. I help the players but I manage for the club. I am putting all my efforts into doing what is right for the club.”