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Solskjaer – United must be brave with youth policy

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes that Manchester United has to be brave is their pursuit of rebuilding the club with a foundation of youth players.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spoken a lot of the faith he has in the academy products that he has at his disposal at Manchester United.

He has been true to his word, in going back to the roots of the club and giving youth players a chance.

However as pressure mounts, and results are far from acceptable never mind good, he insists that being brave and sticking to their guns is essential.

Solskjaer is the first to admit the club is going through a tough time.

But if he is also adamant that if they stick with this plan for the long haul, it will bring the ultimate reward.

In an interview with Sky Sports, he vows to continue to implement his ideology in line with the philosophy of the club.

This is something which so many feel has been lost over the past five or so years.

He said:

“It’s a difficult transition period – it’s just the remit of the job”

“You have to be brave. You have to trust your players and trust the kids.”

He knows results are crucial but feels the club must continue with the decision that was made at the start of this “transition.”

He added:

“We need results as soon as possible.”

“We need a result against Norwich. But then again we are in the situation we are.”

“We made the decision to start the transition and that transition period has been difficult.”

“But I think the young kids are going to learn from it.”

Wining with young players is part of the history of the club.

He continued:

“You want to win, you want to win trophies and win in a certain style.”

“But you also want to do it with young kids.”

“That’s the DNA we have.”

“We do give young players a chance and you won’t really know about them until you throw them into deep water and see if they can swim.”

“Those boys so far have done really well.”

All the signs so far from the powers that be at United are that Solskjaer is going to be backed through this tough period of rebuilding.

How long that lasts, especially if it affects the balance sheet remains to be seen.

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BELGRADE, SERBIA – OCTOBER 24: Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (R) of Manchester United speaks with Scott McTominay (L) during the UEFA Europa League group L match between Partizan and Manchester United at Partizan Stadium on October 24, 2019 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)