Solskjaer unleashed hairdryer treatment: Manchester United were leading 2-0 at the break, but that didn’t stop Solskjaer to launch the ‘hairdryer.’
Manchester United have been in fine form since the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The side are yet to draw or lose a game in any of the five matches under the Norwegian, and will face Tottenham this weekend.
The side has scored 16 goals in five games so far, which include a 5-1 drubbing of Cardiff City in Solskjaer’s first game in-charge.
Funnily enough, the last time Manchester United scored five goals in the league was in Sir Alex’s farewell match against West Brom.
As Solskjaer brought an attacking style of play back at Old Trafford – playing in a similar way Sir Alex used to play his sides, he also brought one of the Scotsman’s infamous things in the dressing room – the hairdryer treatment.
Solskjaer unleashed hairdryer treatment:
James Ducker from the Telegraph has reported that the Norwegian unleashed his own version of Sir Alex Ferguson’s hairdryer treatment in the dressing room during the FA Cup game against Reading.
Manchester United were leading 2-0 at halftime, but that didn’t stop the ‘baby-faced assassin’ to burst out on his players.
‘United were leading 2-0 but Solskjaer was unhappy with what he had seen and had no hesitation about letting rip. Screaming directly into the faces of players in true Ferguson style, Solskjaer unloaded for a minute or two’ | @TelegraphDuckerhttps://t.co/rdLupAlZTt
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) January 11, 2019
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
— James Ducker (@TelegraphDucker) January 11, 2019
Ducker reports that the hairdryer lasted for a good ‘one or two minutes,’ before he finally composed himself and discussed the tactics for the second half.
The side secured a win and kept a clean sheet in the game to advance to the fourth round of the domestic cup tournament, where they will take on Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on January 25.
Meanwhile, Manchester United will travel to Wembley to face the third-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who are currently 10 points ahead.
Tottenham’s manager, Mauricio Pochettino has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford, and Solskjaer has fuelled the speculations over his appointment.
Under Jose, Van Gaal and Moyes, there was almost a fixation with the opposition, to the point of over-analysis. With Solskjaer and Phelan, there has been a marked shift towards United focusing on their own strengths, and where they can hurt the opposition. https://t.co/Ripp2bdK2G
— King Kena (@kenawaaq) January 11, 2019
A simply brilliant read on how Ole Gunnar Solskjær has come into the club and brought smiles back to faces at the club. https://t.co/SG1AJBLrV3
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) January 11, 2019
Meanwhile, Paul Pogba has been confirmed fit to be in contention for the game, while Marcos Rojo has travelled back to Argentina where he will continue his recovery process.