20 Jan I’ve confirmed I can take Manchester United ahead
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he has proved he’s the correct man to handle Manchester United however admits it is “straightforward” to get the highest of the Premier League however a lot tougher to remain there.
Solskjaer has confronted doubts about his credentials since taking the reins at Outdated Trafford having solely had earlier spells with United’s reserves, Cardiff and Molde.
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However the Norwegian says the progress the membership has made since his appointment in December 2018 has justified the religion of govt vice-chairman Ed Woodward and the board, though he accepts the job is just not but performed.
“Hopefully I’ve confirmed that I might help the membership going forwards,” mentioned Solskjaer.
“Personally I’ve felt very sturdy backing and management from the membership, which has made the journey that we have been on — ups and downs — clear.
“The place we’re in now is because of a great deal of arduous work by everybody. We’re midway by way of the season and we’re up there.
“It’s not about getting there as soon as — that’s the straightforward bit to go up the league.
“Staying there may be the problem and that’s the problem we’re trying ahead to. Focusing on each recreation and constructing this squad and hope that ultimately we will raise the trophy. That’s when you may discuss transferring the team the place it must be.”
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Solskjaer has spent closely to strengthen his squad with additions like Harry Maguire, Bruno Fernandes and Aaron Wan-Bissaka however he has additionally benefited from an upturn in kind from gamers he inherited.
Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba typically struggled to get into the team below former supervisor Jose Mourinho however have grow to be central to Solskjaer’s plans.
Shaw, particularly, was usually criticised in public by Mourinho however has since grow to be Solskjaer’s first-choice left-back and put in a man-of-the-match efficiency through the 0-Zero draw with Liverpool on Sunday.
“We’ve set a tradition in the way in which we wish to behave, that is helped them,” mentioned Solskjaer.
“However personally I like to talk to them, I wish to have particular person chats. I’m in all probability extra trustworthy with them there than what I’m with you [the media]. And also you all the time attempt to stroll out that room having affected one another.
“If it is a smile and stroll out in a very good temper, or I’ve made them suppose what they should do to get again into the team. Particular person chats I do actually get pleasure from, I feel it is necessary.
“I bear in mind from my time the managers and coaches I’ve had, and after they took the time to essentially see me as a human being, the entire me, my household and every part, that could be a massive a part of my model.”