Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Jesse Lingard

Lingard hails Solskjaer’s ‘great man-management’ skills

Jesse Lingard has hailed the impact of Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after their return to form under the Norwegian.

The former Manchester United forward replaced the sacked Jose Mourinho on a deal until the end of the season and has won all four of his games in charge so far, and Lingard has praised the positive influence Solskjaer has had.

“Ole is great,” Lingard told reporters after the Bournemouth game last Sunday.

“He is great at one-on-one [conversations] with players. He has great man-management. He will always speak to you and tell you what to do.

“When I am on the right wing he likes me to come inside and make things happen. He gives me licence and freedom to do that.

“Ole knew me from [when he coached] the Reserves and knows what kind of a player I am. When I was a young player he was always there on hand to give advice and help the youngsters out. He helped me out as I was coming through and I learned a lot from him.

“He’s very special to this club and for this club. He knows where Man United has to be and that is at the very top and putting in performances like we did [against Bournemouth].

”We are enjoying playing football and winning games three, four or five-one. Obviously, we would like a clean sheet. But we will work on that and try to improve on it.”

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