Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the right track

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the right track

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems keen to keep expectations under control as his dream start as Manchester United's caretaker boss rolls on, but now and then he can not help but show his deserved satisfaction.

Mourinho was sacked in December amid United's poor run of form and reports of dressing-room unrest - star midfielder Paul Pogba at the centre of discontent in Manchester.

Find out how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's players fared in our ratings. Because, going into every game thinking they can win it has not been the most conspicuous of aims since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.

That is the view of former Manchester United full-back Gary Neville who believes the latter part of the season will determine whether he gets the job on a permanent basis, despite Solskjaer's blistering start to life in the Old Trafford dugout.

Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted his team selection against Fulham was "a risk" after making six changes for Saturday's 3-0 win at Craven Cottage.

"We've done really well in the 11 games we've played, but that's down to the team effort", he said. The Red Devils were left eleven points behind the top four spots before the Norwegian took over.

'There is just a positivity about the place, to grind results out when we're not playing well, to play forward, to play with intent and goal - and that's exactly what we're doing.

"We started very well".

Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri felt his players were too eager to force an equaliser following Pogba's 14th minute opener, which allowed Martial to exploit them on the break for the second goal.

"It was my dream to take Molde into the Champions League, because I feel I can do something there as a manager".

"It's always great to score goals but the most important thing is to win games". It's a big statement from where we were.

"But my players are very. not anxious, but they want to score immediately, but against big teams, it's hard".

But they have been reassured that there's a place for them at Old Trafford and chances will come.

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