Interesting story behind Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s seating position in the dugout.
Manchester United are off to a great start to the new year by winning their four-game, thereby taking the total tally to 6 wins on a trot. It is no brainer to see the players performing because the Norwegian has just installed confidence in the players and play the way his team wants to operate.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 13, 2019
When Manchester United play Juventus in Champions League at Old Trafford, the Red Devils lost 1-0 at their own patch. The Interim boss was watching the game with Ryan Giggs from the stands. The Welsh International told that he saw the one common mistake made by Mourinho by not pushing the full-backs higher up the pitch.
He tweaked it a little bit and has got the Red Devils going again. Before four Premier League games, Chelsea were eleven points ahead of United, now they are just ahead of six points with 15 games to go.
🔴 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer announced as manager:
🏟 After 5 matches in charge:
🎶 “Ole’s at the wheel…” pic.twitter.com/Mlsto1zsTg
— SPORF (@Sporf) January 13, 2019
In an interesting story, one guy in reddit asked why Solskjaer was sitting in the back seat in the dugout.
“I haven’t seen other managers do this. They usually are in front row seats, the manager’s being the closest to the touchline. Is this for a particular reason (He may prefer watching the game from some elevation to grasp the tactical structure of the game. Or some other reason).
“Or is it just his aesthetic preference to not be closer to touchline which strikes as odd tbh. What do you think?”
Many people suggested that he is trying to replicate his manager Sir Alex Ferguson who was the major part of the club’s success over the last thirty years. On the other hand, it is also understood that the manager would get a better view when he is seated at the back.
“I think it’s predominantly for a better view of the game like you suggest but maybe he’s also making sure the players on the bench are paying attention.
“He always goes on about how, as a bench player, he used to watch the game so intently to find out how he could most hurt the opponent if he came on..?”
“Sir Alex Ferguson always used to have this seating arrangement (as did most other United managers) so he’s just learnt it from Fergie.”
During the game between Manchester United and Reading which ended in a 2-0 win, Alexis Sanchez was substituted in the second half and he straightaway sat on the manager’s seat. However, the Norwegian told the forward to get up and sit in the front seat.
Sanchez accidentally sitting in Solskjaer’s seat 😂
— DILLINGER 👹 (@DillanMUFC) January 5, 2019
It has been a great start and they will want to continue when they face Brighton and Hove Albion at Old Trafford on Saturday.