Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s time as Manchester United’s caretaker manager has been nothing short of remarkable.
The Norwegian, who is scheduled to return to Molde FK in May, asked his players “to be the kids that love to play football” and they have duly delivered.
Solskjaer became the only United manager to win eight consecutive away games in all competitions after their recent 3-1 win over Crystal Palace, with a brace from Romelu Lukaku and a late strike from Ashley Young sealing all three points.
It was a result that means the club have picked up 29 points in 11 Premier League games, scoring 26 goals and conceding just seven – a record that says everything you need to know this man’s phenomenal transformation of the club.
Solskjaer can be very pleased with his start. Image: PA Images
Following another victory, it now looks increasingly likely that club will reward his efforts with a permanent position after it was revealed that no other current manager or coach has been approached to discuss the position.
ESPN report that Solskjaer is the only serious candidate for the full-time job.
They report also indicates that the 46-year-old has moved ahead of Mauricio Pochettino and Massimiliano Allegri in the pecking order – two individuals who have yet to be approached about the position.
Solskjaer has picked up more points from his first 10 games than any other manager in Premier League history after their 0-0 draw against Liverpool last week, so surely he deserves the job, right?
In recent months he’s managed to get the best out of a number of players, including Paul Pogba. who was previously criticised for his attitude and application under former boss Jose Mourinho.
And let’s not forget about the form of Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard, two players who encapsulate the club’s philosophy of nurturing homegrown talent.
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