So proud to be back at Manchester United, says Solskjaer

Elena Summers
December 23, 2018

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told his first official press conference as Manchester United's caretaker manager today that he would relish the opportunity to be the permanent boss.

Norwegian club Molde have allowed Solskjaer to make the temporary switch to Old Trafford, with United expected to appoint a more experienced manager in the summer.

"When you get a job like this and you sign for six months, you say "I'm happy to help out", Solskjaer added.

The 45-year-old has had success in his native Norway, but his only previous experience of managing in the Premier League proved to be a disaster.

Solskjaer, who managed Cardiff from January to September 2014, has a special place in the hearts of United fans and has talked about the "very talented squad". We want to see the players express themselves.

It is no secret that Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes, along with several other former players, were openly critical about the way Mourinho was doing his job at Manchester United.

"The last game he had as a manager [ended] 5-5, that was nearly the ideal end for him as a manager and I want the players to be similar".

"We've got a great set-up".

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It should be remembered Solskjaer's fellow United legend Ryan Giggs was in the same position for the final four games of the 2013-14 season.

Scholes was also critical of United's players and said he believed they had let Mourinho down with their performances this season.

"Jose gave me the chance to play for the best team in the world", he wrote.

Solskjaer was asked about Pogba earlier this year, and noted that he would build the United team around the Frenchman.

He said: "We are in a results business and we want to win games, and that's our job. That's always my comeback to players, you might come on and make an impact".

"Every game has its own story so we have to close the last game and prepare for the next one". "I made a few mistakes, but If you don't make mistakes you're not going to learn".

Solskjaer said: "Of course, I have watched the Premier League, I have seen all the teams. I'll take time getting to know them".


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