Solskjaer shows his class after his side registered an emphatic 5-1 victory over Cardiff City in the Premier League.
Manchester United began their life under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on a brilliant note as the side secured a 5-1 victory over Cardiff City.
This was the first time when the side scored 5 goals in a Premier League game since Sir Alex Ferguson’s farewell game in May 2013. Jesse Lingard scored a brace in the match, while Rashford, Ander Herrera and Martial were all among the goals.
Solskjaer was appointed as the caretaker boss of the club until the end of the season after Manchester United parted ways with Jose Mourinho.
The Norwegian has been a star footballer for Manchester United in the past, and is fondly remembered for the injury-time winner against Bayern Munich in the European Cup final in 1999.
Solskjaer shows his class:
In a 2011 interview with Telegraph, Solskjaer told the current Sky Sports presenter Jim White that he would love to be a Manchester United manager one day.
As he won his first game in charge of the club, he went to White, shook his hands and told him, ‘All the best!’ before leaving to celebrate with the staff.
Solskjaer applauding the fans and punching the air. Pogba gives his shirt to a fan. Positivity has well and truly returned to United. Remarkable #mufc managerial debut.
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) December 22, 2018
The manager was appreciative of his players in the post-match interview, and stated that the squad is full of quality. He also thanked the supporters for their support.
The bit where Ole says he’ll focus on our own play and not simply focus on the opposition is music to my ears. Yes, respect the opposition but don’t just set your game up to nullify them every time. Sometimes just go out and play your game, impose yourself.
— Doc (@Doc_Joshi) December 20, 2018
Jim White tweeted the video of Solskjaer’s classy reaction to him:
— Jim White (@JimWhite) December 22, 2018
In the interview, Solskjaer expressed his desire to be the boss at Manchester United one day, saying, “Eric Cantona, Paul Scholes, Roy Keane, Ryan Giggs, Edwin van der Sar, Gary Neville: ask any of them, every one of the players who played under Ferguson would love to be manager there one day.
Love how Solskjaer is using his interviews to remind everyone why United are special.
Jose preferred to tell the world why he was special
— Dean Jones (@DeanJonesBR) December 23, 2018
“When you’ve seen the best, nothing less will do.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told in the post-match press conference that Man United hadn’t scored five goals in a league game since Sir Alex Ferguson’s last match. “Since Mick Phelan’s last game,” he said with a smile
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) December 22, 2018
Manchester United will return to action on Boxing Day as the club takes on Huddersfield. The side is 8 points behind the fourth-placed Chelsea, who faced a stunning defeat against Leicester City on Saturday.