Man Utd hero Dimitar Berbatov still has major concern despite Everton win

Manchester United legend Dimitar Berbatov insists he is still concerned Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side can only turn it on when there is pressure on the manager. United beat Everton 3-1 last Saturday in a vital game for the Red Devils. Reports in the days leading up to the match claimed United had been in contact with Mauricio Pochettino regarding the possibility of replacing Solskjaer.

A Bruno Fernandes-inspired performance led the Old Trafford club to a potentially priceless three points for their Norwegian manager.

But Berbatov is worried that United can only perform like that when their boss is under serious scrutiny.

And the former striker believes a time will come where a performance like against Everton does not surface when it is needed.

“It’s like United need to be under pressure to produce a winning performance,” Berbatov wrote in his Betfair column.

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“But there’s only so long you can operate like that – they won’t produce the win every time the pressure is piled on.

“In the end, it isn’t going to finish well if they continue being so inconsistent. The team needs to find consistency and produce good football game after game.”

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Berbatov believes the United players have faith in Solskjaer and that Solskjaer trusts them.

But he admits one poor performance and question marks over the manager’s future will rise again.

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“I still think the players believe in Solskjaer and they like him,” he added.

“I think he has their trust and they have his. There’s something that just isn’t working right in games when they are losing.

“The problem for me is, sometimes when they don’t have the ball they have a lack of mobility to chase and get the ball back.

“Overall, though, I believe they’re still playing for the manager and they all like each other.

“But sometimes that’s not enough and to be 14th in the table isn’t good for United.

“I hope in their next game – against West Brom in the Premier League – we won’t see another dip in form. If that happens then we’ll be talking about the same thing again.”

Following the visit of struggling West Brom on November 21, United host Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League.

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