The past week has seen United fans go up and down their seats a lot.
But is the appointment of Former United Striker, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, one for the future? Or should we be expecting something more on the interim basis? we’ll take a look at it in this article.
United announced the appointment of Solskjaer, within 48 hours of the news of Mourinho departing from the club. He’ll be taking on the Role of a caretaker manager, alongside, Michael Phelan, former assistant manager under Sir Alex, and join, Michael Carrick and Kieran Mckenna.
What should we expect from the Norwegian Manager?
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s managerial career has seen him manage squads at Cardiff and Molde. Where his performances for both the teams, coming in at the exact opposites of each other. Cardiff, his first appointment, saw him win 5 games in 25 matches, saw the club getting relegated from the Premier League, whereas at Molde he has won the League twice and also won the League Cup once.
No matter where he went, he has employed an attacking, forward-moving setup, where players are given the freedom to express themselves. A striker during his playing days, he has been seen asking his players during training at Molde, to Shoot whenever possible, ” You Don’t score until you shoot”. This is something we have lacked at United for the past few months, where we have seen players trying to over complicate things, and end up with no end result. And with the attacking talent at our exposure, we can expect a lot of goals coming in over the next 6 months.
Along with the attack-minded play, Solskjaer also believes in playing from the back, deploying two ball-playing centre-halves, both at Cardiff and Molde. With Lindelof, fitting the bill perfectly with his ball playing ability, we can expect him to be a confirmed started under the Norwegian manager. But with attacking football, there are a few things that could go wrong at the other half of the pitch. Both Molde and Cardiff, suffered heavy goals in at the back. And with the current situation of our defensive lineup, we can’t expect to be keeping clean sheets, week in week out.
We might be getting the attacking play we have been so eager to watch, but also be ready to be seeing us being defensively weak, as we have been throughout this season. (Unless we sign someone really good ta the back in January). Ole’s first game in charge will be away at his former employer Cardiff, and it will be exciting to see United’s approach in the game and will give us a glimpse of what to expect over the second half of the season.
Are you excited by Solskjaer’s appointment?