Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has warned out-of-favour players that they have to work their way back into his plans, insisting it is not his job to keep them happy.
Jesse Lingard, who was left out of United’s Premier League opener against Crystal Palace, is yet to be persuaded to leave Old Trafford, although his representatives have held initial talks with several clubs in England and Europe.
Andreas Pereira, Sergio Romero, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo have all failed to feature in either of Solskjaer’s matchday squads this season, including Tuesday’s Carabao Cup victory at Luton.
Solskjaer, speaking at a press conference ahead of the trip to Brighton, made it clear all he wants to do is get results.
“Players are happy when they play well and win games,” Solskjaer said.
“It’s not my job to keep them happy. My job is to pick players to get results.
“It’s up to them to be fit, to work hard and be ready when called upon.”