United manager Solskjaer rejects Van Persie's criticism
LONDON: Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has responded to criticism about his management style of former Red Devils forward Robin van Persie , saying: I am not in medieval times.
The Dutchman felt that Solskjaer seemed too optimistic after the 2-0 loss to Arsenal on New Year's Day that left United five points behind Chelsea, which was fourth. Premier league .
Van Persie said that Solskjaer seems like a really nice guy, but that the Norwegian had to be worse sometimes and more angry and added: You should also be afraid for your coach.
Solskjaer, who also has to handle new speculation about the future of the midfielder star Paul Pogba said Van Persie was not in a position to judge his methods.
I don't know Robin and Robin doesn't know me, he said before his side. FA Cup Wolves third round tie.
You probably have no right to criticize my management style and I will not change. That is definitive. Robin took my number 20 (shirt) and that is probably all that will take me away too. Because I am not in medieval times.
It was perceived that the comment of the medieval era was Solskjaer defending his methods of management of men, who seem to be far removed from the more autocratic approach of his former United chief Alex Alex Ferguson.
Solskjaer was also asked about criticism of the club in general by Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola.
According to reports, the Italian told La Repubblica that he would stop sending his clients to United, saying they would ruin even a great player.
In the context of a new setback of injuries for Pogba, who will be out for three or four weeks after surgery to remove bone fragments from his ankle, some comments have been interpreted by some as Raiola trying to design a movement away from Old Trafford for Pogba
Paul Pogba is our player and agents are hired by players, not the opposite way around. It's not 'agents' players', it's' our players', said Solskjaer.
What Paul is talking about and I don't have to talk to you. That will be between us.
United traveled to Molineux on Saturday to face the team that eliminated them in the quarterfinals last season.