The Norwegian coach insists his squad are united despite Fred’s recent comments (Picture: Getty)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hits back at Fred over 'problems' in Man Utd dressing room


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refuted midfielder Fred’s claim that there are ‘lots of problems’ in the Manchester United dressing room and insists his squad are united and together.

The Brazilian, who has emerged as a key player this season after a difficult first year at the club, gave an interview recently in which he questioned the togetherness of the United team and suggested not all players were on the same page.

But Solskjaer is adamant that is not the case and is not sure why Fred has that impression – though insists his comments will not affect his place in the team.
Fred enjoyed himself with the rest of the United squad during the winter break (Picture: Getty)

Asked about Fred’s remarks, Solskjaer said at a press conference on Friday: ‘This group sticks together, don’t worry about that.

‘I haven’t seen the interview or I don’t understand what he’s saying.

‘I’ve seen him sat there in the kitchen. Fred knows this is a group that wants to give everything for each other.

‘I don’t know how to interpret what he said but I’ve got no issues at all and I’ve got no issues with the group doing everything for each other.’

United are next in action on Monday night against Chelsea, having enjoyed a warm-weather training break in Dubai, though they are still without a number of important players.

He continued: ‘How do you go about without playing with Marcus [Rashford], Paul [Pogba] and Scott [McTominay]? You deal with it.
Solskjaer is getting his players ready to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge (Picture: Getty)

‘Players are going to get a chance. We had a great rest, beneficial for absolutely everyone in the squad; individually, the team, but [also] other teams and the league.

‘The quality of the football will improve. January and December were relentless for us. It’s a good move by the authorities to give us that weekend.

‘At Man United, you don’t get two weeks without games when you’ve got everyone. It’s up to the boys to show their freshness.’