Manchester United’s caretaker coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he kept notes in training during his playing time under the club’s most successful manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
The Norwegian got off to a fantastic start in his new position with United on Saturday, as he oversaw a 5-1 humiliation of Cardiff City in the Premier League.
A double from young forward Jesse Lingard and goals from France international forward Anthony Martial, midfielder Ander Herrera and striker Marcus Rashford ensured the guest picked up all three-points in brilliant style, netting 5 goals in an English Premier League match for the first time since year 2013.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s main aim is to restore attack-minded and direct football at the club, having been a major part of the squad as a player during a major golden era of huge success between year 1996 and 2007.
The manager confessed after the Cardiff match that he kept a training note under Scottish boss Sir Alex Ferguson, which has highly shaped his managerial approach and helped him succeed at Norwagian side Molde.
Next up for Ole and his team is a home game against Huddersfield in Boxing Day clash, before AFC Bournemouth visit Manchester on the 30th of December.
Ole’s men will then kick off year 2019 with a visit to Newcastle United on the 2nd of January and by that time the entire complexion of their campaign might have turned for the better.
Ole’s men are now eight adrift the UEFA Champions League spot and if they can repeat the same level of display as they did on Saturday evening against Cardiff City in upcoming fixtures, there is a chance of closing up the gap further to totally dispell the ghosts of Portugues tactician Jose Mourinho’s poor reign at Old Trafford.