Published: Tue, February 05, 2019
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Solskjaer giving Manchester United an easy decision, says McClaren

Solskjaer giving Manchester United an easy decision, says McClaren

Just 10 matches into the tenure of interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, it is hard to think of a time since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013 that there has been such a feeling of positivity at Manchester United.

United have won nine and drawn one of the 10 games they have played in all competitions since Solskjaer succeeded the sacked Jose Mourinho in December.

While the Norwegian has been helped by a fairly generous fixture list so far, he has already masterminded away victories over Tottenham and Arsenal, earning praise for his tactical astuteness on each occasion.

Asked recently about Fred's chances of getting first team football, Solskjaer said: "I think the question is wrong because I don't think it's my challenge to incorporate players".

"I am not just a pundit who has never managed a club - I have managed in the Premier League and all four English professional divisions, so no-one can say I don't know what I am talking about here". He's a thinker and he's intelligent. They are good players.

"This is a completely different club and situation to come into", he said.


"No pressure? There's enormous pressure".

"I should have flipped that mentality into a different one at a team that struggles against relegation if you know what I mean".

"I think, the club will have a decision to make at the end of the season".

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes he is the ideal manager for Manchester United as he understands the need for risky, attacking football.

"I think that's the most hard thing for a player to try and work out why you're not playing".

"I've got to say he has tremendous staff around him; Mike Phelan must be a great help. So now, everything is going very well, everyone is playing at their level". "And who knows - if you go on a run - anything can happen".

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