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Manchester United fans pleased with Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s appointment as interim manager

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United supporters have reacted positively to the appointment of former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim coach.

The 45-year-old, who became a fan favourite over his 11 year spell at Old Trafford, returns to Manchester on a temporary basis after Jose Mourinho was sacked on Tuesday morning.

Mike Phelan, Sir Alex Ferguson‘s right hand man for five years, also returns to the club as Solskjaer’s assistant.

Supporters have reacted with delight at seeing their curmudgeon of a former manager replaced by the beaming, universally popular Norwegian.


Nobody expected Solskjaer to be United manager in 2018. It’s the equivalent of going into a real money casino and putting £1000 on number 17 on the roulette table – but it’s happened.

For the first time since the days of Sir Alex Ferguson, supporters can confidently assert that they have a manager who understands the essence of their club, and who has emphasized on numerous occasions the importance of United – and any club he has manager – playing aggressive, bold, fast attacking football.

After the hilarity of David Moyes, the soporific two years under Louis van Gaal, and the gradual descent into paranoia with Mourinho, that notion in itself is enough to give United supporters a feeling of hope going forward.

Solskjaer’s priority will be to get these players believing in themselves again. Both individually and as a group. He has a chance to serve as a break from the conservative orthodoxy of United’s recent history, laying the platform for a new and improved vision from whoever takes over permanently next summer.

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