Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals his only regret till date as Manchester United boss.
Third season syndrome for Jose Mourinho struck again. The Portuguese International kicked off the third season as the Red Devils manager in an awful fashion by getting knocked out by Derby County in the League Cup. The humiliating defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League saw him getting the deserving sack.
Players did not enjoy a good relationship with Mourinho which is the major reason for his own downfall. However, it has been the complete opposite after the Red Devils named their former player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim manager until the end of the season.
The likes of Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, and Marcus Rashford have been playing breathtaking football in the front line. Not just that the players are happy, but the Norwegian has produced consistent results, winning ten and drawing just one since taking over the club in mid-December.
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12 – Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford have combined to create 12 scoring chances for each other in nine competitive games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (692 mins). They only combined for five scoring chances in 17 matches under Jose Mourinho in 2018-19 (814 mins). Wavelength. pic.twitter.com/L3auTbZuC9
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Talking to the media, the Manchester United boss revealed that he is ecstatic to see the response since their last defeat to Liverpool, but he still regrets the draw against Burnley at Old Trafford.
“Before I came in of course I couldn’t (expect this). You always expect to win every game of football when you have players like this and you’re at a club like this but we know we’re not going to win every single game.
“I think the players are still disappointed with the two points lost against Burnley and so am I.
“I’ve loved every single minute of it. We knew we had a big challenge in front of us because we were far behind in the league, confidence was low after the defeat to Liverpool but they have responded fantastically. I don’t think we could be in a better frame of mind and we’re looking forward to the next few games.” said Solskjaer.
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After an extraordinary start to life as Manchester United manager, Solskjaer is one among the many names on the shortlist as the permanent gaffer. Even though Mauricio Pochettino has been linked with a move to Old Trafford, it is understood that Daniel Levy will be seeking the release clause fee worth 40 million to lure him from Tottenham Hotspur.
There were several reports quoting that the Norwegian could be the next Manchester United boss on a permanent basis, but the Red Devils will opt to wait until the end of the summer to take a call regarding this issue.