Manchester United’s players are backing interim manager Ole Gunner Solskjaer to get the job on a permanent basis at the end of the season.
After steering his side to a 1-0 away victory over Spurs on Saturday evening, the Norwegian became the first manager in the club’s illustrious history to win all six of his opening games in charge.
Following months of negative headlines and flat performances under Jose Mourinho, Manchester United‘s players have been playing with freedom and swagger under the guidance of the hugely popular Solsksjaer.
Under Solskjaer’s management, the Red Devils have scored 17 goals in just six games, and have kept three clean sheets on the spin, with Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford rediscovering their best form and seemingly becoming integral pieces of the Norwegian’s jigsaw.
While Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino was long the bookmakers favourite to land the job, The Telegraph is reporting that there has now been a shift in the Old Trafford dressing room, with the players favouring the former Cardiff City boss to become the full time manager on a permanent basis this summer.
Paul Pogba has praised the Norwegian for bringing smiles back to the player’s faces. Its also reported that he is joined by Jesse Lingard and Ander Herrera in his desire to see Solksjaer sign a long-term deal at Old Trafford in May.
Herrera has less than six months remaining on his Manchester United contract but is claimed to have been persuaded to stay by the current interim boss.