Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed what his focus has been on since taking interim charge of Manchester United earlier this week.
The Portuguese was replaced by the former striker and club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Wednesday afternoon, with the Norwegian leading his team to an impressive 5-1 win over Cardiff in Wales in his first game in charge. Speaking after the game, the six-time Premier League title winner discussed what his early training sessions have involved.
“We had a session yesterday about patterns of play and we wanted Ashley Young and Luke Shaw to push on more, it worked out well today,” Solskjaer told BT Sport.
“Your work-rate is the easiest thing to work on. It is free. It is the attitude and application of the boys.”
The former striker has clearly taken a different approach to Jose Mourinho as he was eager to give praise where it was due after today’s victory.
“If we approach all the games like this – and we want them to approach them all like this – with combination play and playing the ball forward then I’ll be happy.
“The foundation was in the defending today. I thought the two centre-backs and two full-backs were brilliant today.”
With two home games against Huddersfield Town and Bournemouth over the Christmas period, Solskjaer will know it’s the perfect opportunity to make it three wins from three in his new role.