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Wolves 2-1 Man Utd: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants five wins for top-four spot

Wolves 2-1 Man Utd: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants five wins for top-four spot

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Media playback is not supported on this device Manchester United need to win five of their last six league games to finish in the top four of the Premier League, says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.A 2-1 loss at Wolves left United fifth, two points behind third-placed Arsenal, level with Tottenham who are fourth and one point clear of Chelsea in sixth.However, United have now played one game more than the three London clubs. "We needed 15 points from seven games, now it is 15 from six - we don't have room for many losses," said Solskjaer. "It is harder than it was before...
Man Utd: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer warns against complacency after permanent appointment

Man Utd: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer warns against complacency after permanent appointment

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Media playback is not supported on this device Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has challenged his Manchester United players to "work harder" - and warned them against complacency because they will "never last at this club".The former United striker was named the club's permanent manager on Thursday, having arrived on an interim basis in December to replace Jose Mourinho.Under the Norwegian, 46, United have lost only once in 13 league games. "We are looking forward, we have got to work harder," Solskjaer said."I want a Man Utd team to be one of the hardest working, fittest teams a...
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...
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...