Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made it clear his players will be well prepared for the FA Cup away trip to Tranmere Rovers on Sunday despite their recent poor results.
The Red Devils go into the cup tie off the back of two consecutive defeats away to Premier League leaders Liverpool and at home to Burnley.
Solskjaer has come under pressure for his side’s limp performances in recent weeks, with his players being accused of wilting under the pressure ahead of what may prove to be a perilous FA Cup clash.
In response to the behaviour of his players following the defeat to Burnley, Solskjaer said as quoted by The Sun: “I have not seen many of my players getting their hoods up, hiding and trying to disappear.”
The former Norway international continued: “What I can see is loads of players who really want this to be a success, and we put demands on ourselves behind the doors.
“Of course, they are not going to come out and criticise each other and I am not going to sit here and criticise my players. I will do that behind closed doors.
“We have open discussions there but we are not going to hang people out to dry. That is just common sense because if I point a finger at you, more fingers get pointed back at me.”
When asked about the upcoming match with Tranmere, the Manchester United manager added: “It is a big game for us. After two defeats we need to go out there and show we can fight, show we are not going to put our hoodies up and walk away.
“These players like a challenge and will fly into challenges with the aim of starting a winning run. There is no disrespect but we are a Premier League club and they are League One, so we should be able to go there and outplay them.
“That won’t be possible on that pitch, so we are up for a scrap.”