Woodward backs under-pressure Solskjaer

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Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward insists the club remains "absolutely committed" to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Woodward's words of support for the Norwegian were contained in the Premier League club's first-quarter financial results, which were released a day early in error and show an operating loss of STG27.1 million ($A49 million).

Solskjaer's position at Old Trafford has come under increased scrutiny following an unconvincing start to the season, with Mauricio Pochettino widely linked to the job.

United sit 14th in the table following disappointing home defeats to Crystal Palace, Tottenham and Arsenal, which were compounded by a shock Champions League loss to Turkish club Istanbul Baseksehir.

"On the pitch, while there is still hard work ahead to achieve greater consistency, we remain absolutely committed to the positive path we are on under Ole as the team continues to develop," said Woodward.

Financial details were mistakenly made public on Thursday evening due to a blunder from the US-based publisher of United's regulatory statements.

With fixtures being played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, United's revenue continues to be adversely affected.