Solskjaer slams football experts as he defends Harry Maguire

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted that both he and Harry Maguire will continue to do their jobs, while ignoring so called ‘football experts’, who are usually too critical of them.

Maguire has been under heavy criticism due to a string of poor performances at club level in recent games, while Solskjaer has been urged to turn United’s poor run of form around quickly.

But while speaking ahead of United’s trip to Watford this weekend, the Norwegian defended his captain, although he admitted that things haven’t quite been as they should for the Red Devils.

“As a team we’ve not performed at the standard we know that we can do and at the levels we need to be at,” Solskjaer said.

“Harry, as Gareth [Southgate] righty said, he’s not one to hide on the treatment table or try to find any excuse to sit out games.

“Harry is a top professional who wants to be there for the manager every single time and he trains really well and I think this week going away and scoring a couple of goals for his country will help his form and confidence.

“For me, no I’ve not considered taking away any captain’s armband away from him. He’s been an absolute stalwart for us on and off the pitch since he came in.

“The so-called experts have their opinions and that’s their job to put their opinion that’s not something we have to worry too much about.

“As a true example of a Man United player Harry is always there for his team and his country.”

A win this weekend could see United move to fifth on the league table, although Watford, who have lost four of their last 5 games, are expected to prove a strong opponent.