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Back on track!
After Jose Mourinho’s tragic spell at the Red Devils, failing to impress both fans and the Premiere League, former Norwegian striker Ole Gunner Solsjkaer took over the reigns of the club. There was a breath of fresh air as the newly appointed manager embarked on an 11-game winning streak, averaging 2.5 goals per game, their stats mirroring the historical importance of the club.
This managerial change also switched the mentality of the players, such as Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba, to being back on top of their game. Pogba scored 8 goals and 5 assists in only 10 appearances.
“I can definitely, definitely, see the Paul I used to know (…) Paul’s enjoying his football,” said Jesse Lingard, former Manchester United attacker.
Lingard also praised the newly appointed manager, claiming: “he knows what kind of player I am. When I am on the right wing, he likes me to come inside and make things happen. He gives me license and freedom to do that. He’s very special. He knows where Man United has to be, and that is at the very top.”
The Norwegian’s future at the club is still to be decided, as he was contacted as a replacement for the 2018-2019 season with no clear and direct intentions of keeping him for the seasons to come. Solskjaer made it clear that he wanted to stay, and his good form as manager will surely make Manchester United keep the former striker.
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Originally Published in Bandersnatch Vol.49 Issue 07 on December 4th, 2019