Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Mourinho questions Solskjaer’s long-term impact at Manchester United

Jose Mourinho has said that he doesn’t believe that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be able to maintain his start to life at Manchester United for the long-term.

Jose Mourinho led Manchester United on their worst ever start to a Premier League campaign, picking up just 26 points from their opening 17 league games, a run which left them a whopping 19 points behind league leaders Liverpool and 11 points adrift of the top four places.

Club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came in and immediately changed the clubs fortunes, with the Red Devils remaining unbeaten in the league under the Norwegian, winning 10 of his 12 games in charge, and restoring the clubs traditions of playing exciting, attacking football.

However, while speaking about Fulham‘s decision to replace Claudio Ranieri with the untested Scott Parker earlier this week, Mourinho said that he doesn’t believe that such appointments can have a long-term effect, referencing the job that Solskjaer has done at Old Trafford.

“Can [Fulham] get a better manager than Claudio? Not at all,” Mourinho said on beIn sports.

“Can you compare the experience between Claudio and Scott, who is going to coach a team for the first time? Not at all.

“But sometimes in football, and you have the example with my former club (Man Utd hiring Solskjaer), that sometimes changes on the immediate – I don’t believe too much in these changes in the long term – but these changes on the immediate, there are sometimes some positive results.”

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