Soggy Man Utd stars arrived at washed-out training as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he has ‘loads of confidence’ in squad despite dismal start

MANCHESTER UNITED'S star players turned up to training in a damp mood this morning.

They threw away a lead to draw 1-1 at home to Arsenal on Monday and having to navigate their swanky motors through the waterlogged entrance to United's Carrington training ground will have added to their woes.

Soggy Man Utd stars arrived at washed-out training as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he has ‘loads of confidence’ in squad despite dismal start12 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had a smile on his face when he arrived United training this morningCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke
Soggy Man Utd stars arrived at washed-out training as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he has ‘loads of confidence’ in squad despite dismal start12 Jesse Lingard has not scored for United in 2019 and his face suggested as muchCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke

Monday's draw with the Gunners confirmed this to be United's worst start to a season in 30 years but despite the disaster, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims he still believes in his soggy stars.

The Norwegian was one of few people who arrived at Carrington smiling as most of United's squad – despite arriving in style – sported very glum expressions.

Phil Jones and Jesse Lingard – who have have both come in for stick this season – turned up in Bentleys.

While Juan Mata and Nemanja Matic – who both featured in United's comprehensive defeat at West Ham last week – opted for an Aston Martin and a Ferrari respectively.

Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire were slightly more understated as they drove through the deluge in saloon versions of Germany's biggest car brands – Mercedes and BMW.

But most telling was the fact only Solskjaer arrived with a smile on his face as he steered his black Range Rover through the flood.

Speaking after VAR saw Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang controversially equalise after Scott McTominay's first-half strike had given United the lead, the Norwegian said: "There are many things that give me loads of confidence.

Soggy Man Utd stars arrived at washed-out training as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he has ‘loads of confidence’ in squad despite dismal start
"We can talk about performance but it's results that matter. You can talk about results, I can talk about six out of seven good performances.

"West Ham, we know, was below par but it wasn't as bad as you lot made it out to be."

Despite his optimism, Solskjaer was not happy his side threw away another lead against the Gunners.

He added: "How many times have we been 1-0 up and not got the second goal?

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"This is a steep learning curve for us and we'll keep working hard and, with more experience, we'll make the right decisions.

"It's another game that we're 1-0 up – Southampton, Wolverhampton, we need to learn to win these games."

United sit tenth after the draw and have won just two of their opening seven Premier League games.

Soggy Man Utd stars arrived at washed-out training as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he has ‘loads of confidence’ in squad despite dismal start12 Phil Jones arrived in a silver 4X4 BentleyCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke
Soggy Man Utd stars arrived at washed-out training as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he has ‘loads of confidence’ in squad despite dismal start12 Juan Mata who was hauled off during United's recent defeat at West Ham turned up in an Aston MartinCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke
Soggy Man Utd stars arrived at washed-out training as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he has ‘loads of confidence’ in squad despite dismal start12 Matic was also disappointing at London Stadium and turned up in a red FerrariCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke
Soggy Man Utd stars arrived at washed-out training as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he has ‘loads of confidence’ in squad despite dismal start12 Marcus Rashford passed a late fitness test to face Arsenal but flattered to deceive at Old TraffordCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke
Soggy Man Utd stars arrived at washed-out training as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he has ‘loads of confidence’ in squad despite dismal start12 Harry Maguire played Aubameyang onside for Arsenal's equaliser on MondayCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke
Soggy Man Utd stars arrived at washed-out training as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he has ‘loads of confidence’ in squad despite dismal start12 Luke Shaw's Range Rover had no trouble with the floodingCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke
Soggy Man Utd stars arrived at washed-out training as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he has ‘loads of confidence’ in squad despite dismal start12 Victor Lindelof was in the Mercedes clubCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke
Soggy Man Utd stars arrived at washed-out training as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he has ‘loads of confidence’ in squad despite dismal start12 Marcos Rojo was driven to training in a big American motorCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke
Soggy Man Utd stars arrived at washed-out training as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he has ‘loads of confidence’ in squad despite dismal start12 Sergio Romero was one of the cheerier arrivalsCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke
Soggy Man Utd stars arrived at washed-out training as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he has ‘loads of confidence’ in squad despite dismal start12 Daniel James hid his face from photographers when he arrivedCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke

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