Jesse Lingard has outlined the dressing room tactics resemblance between Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Sir Alex Ferguson.
The main reason for former Manchester United’s manager Jose Mourinho’s dismissal was the lack of man management and he lost the dressing room towards the end. But, things have changed drastically since his departure under the management of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer both on and off the pitch.
The Red Devils have won their last five games in all competitions, and are in stellar form by scoring plenty of goals. The likes of Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, and Marcus Rashford are finding their feet in the attacking setup of the Norwegians.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United must not be ‘naive’ against Tottenham
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When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over Manchester United there were no doubts that Sir Alex Ferguson would act as the mentor to the current Manchester United’s interim boss.
“It’s about getting very player to the best, speaking to them, the training ground, philosophy, principles, how we want to play. You play with courage, go out there and express your skills. Sir Alex said ‘go out and express yourselves and take risks’.
“The last game he had as a manager, 5-5 [at West Brom], that was almost the perfect end for him as a manager, and I want the players to be similar, be the kids that love to play football and go out in front of the best fans in the world.
“Sir Alex influenced me with everything, to be fair, the way he’s dealt with people, the way he was manager of the club, how he kept 25 international players happy and hungry wanting to improve, but also the staff in and around the place.
“He’s been my mentor, but I didn’t understand early on he’d be my mentor. Towards the end, maybe the injury in 2003, I was making all the notes about what he did in certain situations and I’ve already been in touch with him – there’s no one to get better advice from.
“I’ve been here as a player, 11 years as a player, a coach for three-and-a-half years, the best part 15 years of my life.” said Solskjaer.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s method has always been followed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Like the Manchester United great, he took the whole squad including some youngsters to Dubai for a warm training camp.
The significance of man management under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be brought into light as he has done an excellent job by restoring the confidence among the whole camp, especially after going through a tedious period under Jose Mourinho.
Midfielder Jesse Lingard has said that Solskjaer is an excellent manager, but there are certain times when he would demand everything from you which is understandable as a football manager.
A detailed look at how Solskjaer has transformed the mood & restored the feel good factor in a few weeks at #MUFC. Players & staff are responding to that personal touch although he’s no soft touch – the “hairdryer” treatment against Reading underlined that https://t.co/GWVNwB8uBJ
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The 26-year-old spoke to Mirror and outlined the similarities between Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Sir Alex Ferguson “He has got a hairdryer in him. He will put his foot down and tell you how it is. That is what you need sometimes if a game is going well, you need a pick-me-up to remind yourself that you are a Man Utd player and you play with pride and passion.
“It’s not all jokes and smiles. We work hard and that’s what he wants. He wants 100 percent from each player and everybody to know their job on gameday. We are clued up through the week on what we need to do.”
Manchester United will take on Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday at Wembley and goals galore is expected in this game.