Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows better than anyone that victory over West Brom at Old Trafford is compulsory if he is to maintain the faith of fans and journalists alike.
The ‘Baggies’ travel to Old Trafford having recorded just three points so far, with the worst goal difference in the division.
Manchester United are winless at home in the league this season, a fact that is worrying for everyone associated with the club, however they are presented with their best chance so far to break that duck.
On United’s home form
As previously mentioned, United’s home form has been sub-par to say the least, picking up just one point from their four games at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer rubbished the criticism, stating: "It’s not as easy as why don’t we win at home why don’t we do so well, every game lives its own life, there are reasons behind that and, as I said, the best game we played at home this season was against RB Leipzig."
With West Brom picking up just one point away from home so far this season, United will be desperate to pick up the three points on Saturday.
On Paul Pogba
Despite the constant speculation surrounding his future, Solskjaer have only ever been positive about United’s record signing in the media.
He continued this trend, saying: “Paul’s [Pogba] had a difficult season last season, had COVID now, those three games he played for France helped — he felt towards end of Portugal and Sweden game he felt stronger for it, he played well, they qualified, I think he’s only going to improve.”
He continued: "Paul [Pogba] is a very important player and very important person for us and to have him in form and happy is going to be important."
It appears the Frenchman still has the managers full support and looks likely to feature on Saturday.
On Mason Greenwood
Mason Greenwood has quickly become the media’s latest target, with fabricated rumours appearing in papers nationwide as his mesmeric rise to the top continues.
Solskjaer expectedly defended his prized asset, saying: "The boy’s only 19, he’s had a fantastic year, if we go a year back, I left him out of the Carabao Cup against Chelsea, Mason stayed back and played against Doncaster in the Checkatrade Trophy to get game time, that’s how far he’s come."
He continued: "Everyone’s allowed to not be well, if you’re not well you can’t train. He’s been away eight or nine days from training, we’re just building him up again and I have no doubts about him."
With Greenwood’s recent absence from the starting eleven, many fans will be eagerly waiting for Saturday’s line up as a potential return looks promising.