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Manchester United: How Ole Gunnar Solskjaer turned around a toxic atmosphere

Manchester United: How Ole Gunnar Solskjaer turned around a toxic atmosphere

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could hardly have done any better in his first 11 games as Manchester United's caretaker manager.What happens in the next 11 - starting against Paris St-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday - will probably determine whether the 45-year-old Norwegian gets the job of replacing Jose Mourinho full-time.But off the pitch, he has hit the reset button at Old Trafford, restoring the ethos of Sir Alex Ferguson's trophy-laden time in charge. In eight short weeks, Solskjaer has wiped out the toxic atmosphere of Mourinho's final few weeks at Old Trafford - and United fans are enjoying going to watch their team again.So how has he done it? The personal touchIn 14 years as a play...
Tottenham 0-1 Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men hang on to beat Spurs

Tottenham 0-1 Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men hang on to beat Spurs

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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea produced a Wembley masterclass as interim manager Ole Gunnaer Solskjaer made it six wins out of six to damage Tottenham's Premier League title ambitions.Marcus Rashford's low finish from Paul Pogba's superb pass on the stroke of half-time stretched Solskjaer's flawless start - but the Norwegian had De Gea to thank for a magnificent display as Spurs laid siege to United's goal after the break.The Spaniard made a succession of crucial interventions, 11 in total, including many with his feet, as Spurs tried in vain to avoid a defeat that makes their task of keeping pace with Liverpool and Manchester City even more arduous. United showed great resilience ...
Cardiff 1-5 Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer delighted as Red Devils run riot in managerial debut

Cardiff 1-5 Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer delighted as Red Devils run riot in managerial debut

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a very merry christmas It was a dream start for the baby-faced assassin Manchester United’s performance in Saturday evening’s defeat of Cardiff had Ole Gunnar Solskjaer understandably delighted. Solskjaer was appointed the Old Trafford club’s caretaker manager earlier this week following the sacking of Jose Mourinho, and he took the Red Devils to Wales to face the the team he managed for a dreadful spell back in 2014 And not only did Solskjaer’s reign begin with a win, it was a win recorded in the most exceptional fashion, with United recording their first five-goal haul in a Premier League match since Sir Alex Ferguson’s last game in May 2013. Solskjaer’s debut could hardly have gone any better Jesse Linga...
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gives first interview as Manchester United caretaker manager, vows all players will have a ‘clean slate’

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gives first interview as Manchester United caretaker manager, vows all players will have a ‘clean slate’

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FRESH START The Norwegian was appointed after the club sacked Jose Mourinho this week Manchester United’s new caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given his first interview since being appointed to the role. The 45-year-old succeeded Jose Mourinho on Wednesday, after the Portuguese manager was deposed just 24 hours earlier. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sat down with MUTV Solskjaer joined from Molde to take up the position at Old Trafford alongside Mike Phelan, Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna until the end of the 2018/19 season. Upon arriving back at the club he used to play for, Solskjaer told MUTV: “It’s great. It feels like coming home. It’s been a few whirlwind days. It’s been very hectic. It’s great to...
Man Utd: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in contention as caretaker, Mauricio Pochettino tight-lipped

Man Utd: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in contention as caretaker, Mauricio Pochettino tight-lipped

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Media playback is not supported on this device Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is being considered as caretaker manager at the club following the sacking of Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese, 55, was dismissed after two and a half years in charge because of the team's style, results and a poor record of developing young players.Molde manager Solskjaer, 45, played for United between 1996 and 2007 and would fit the club's philosophy. United hope to appoint a caretaker before facing Cardiff on 22 December.Former Norway striker Solskjaer has been in charg...