Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has been discussing the ‘tweaks,’ his former teammate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made at Old Trafford since taking over as caretaker manager just before Christmas.
Solskjaer took over as Manchester United boss from the sacked Jose Mourinho, who had led the club to their worst start to a league campaign in almost 30 years, and large section of the Old Trafford faithful had become disillusioned with the Portuguese coaches pragmatic playing style.
However, Solskjaer has quickly brought the feel good factor back to United, winning all six of his games since taking charge, and playing some superb attacking football along the way.
Giggs reckons a large part of the Norweigan’s success has been down to him insisting his team play a more attacking brand of football, which is more in keeping with the clubs traditions.
“It’s little tweaks. It’s like you see with golfers. Just a little tweak to the game that someone else on the outside might have seen.’’ Giggs told Premier League productions.
“Ole’s been to a few games before he took over. I was at a game next to him, and he was pointing out to me: ‘Look at the full-backs, they’re not high enough.’
“Things that we were used to, things that you associate with Man United teams.
“OK you score two, we’ll score three and I think he’s instilled that back into them that we need to score goals, we need to attack and if we’re all higher up the pitch then it just poses the opposition that question.
“All of a sudden teams are going from, ‘right it’s Man United, we’ve got a chance today’ to actually, ‘oh yeah, we’ll be defending, we’ll be deeper’.
“With the front players that United have got, not only the starting players but the ones coming off the bench, you’ve seen [Alexis] Sanchez, you’ve seen [Romelu] Lukaku now having an impact.
“It rivals any team within the Premier League the firepower that United have got.”