12/2018

The six simple changes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made to improve Manchester United’s fortunes

Three wins from games against Cardiff, Huddersfield and Bournemouth would have been expected of Jose Mourinho, but it is hard to imagine the former Manchester United manager would have achieved that feat in the same stylish way as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has managed. Solskjaer arguably had nothing to lose when taking the caretaker manager role at United after Mourinho’s...

Manchester United defender ‘targeted by two Italian giants’ and more transfer rumours

Inter Milan and Lazio are interested in signing Matteo Darmian, according to reports. Darmian’s contract is up at the end of the season but United have the option to trigger a one-year extension to his deal. However, Calciomercato say Inter and Lazio are keen to nab the defender in the summer. Darmian has made just four appearances for United...

What Alexis Sanchez must do to save his Manchester United career

January 22, 2019 marks exactly a year since Alexis Sanchez signed for Manchester United. But, a year on, you can’t imagine the Chilean will be wanting to celebrate his landmark because his time at Old Trafford has been a huge flop. You can count on one hand the number of good performances the former Arsenal man has had since...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirms Manchester United captain situation

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Antonio Valencia will retain the Manchester United captaincy despite his struggles this season. Valencia, 33, skippered United for the majority of last term and was appointed Michael Carrick’s permanent successor in the summer but has appeared just seven times amid fitness and form issues. Jose Mourinho bemoaned Valencia’s conditioning during pre-season in July and...

Man Utd player ratings vs Huddersfield: Paul Pogba magnificent and Marcus Rashford good

David de Gea Made a magnificent save from Laurent Depoitre at 1-0. He is also playing the ball out from the back more under the guidance of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. 8 Diogo Dalot Did not receive the ball often enough, despite the space he was afforded. Missed a great chance to score his first United goal. 6 Phil Jones...

Jesse Lingard can emerge as a key player in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United team

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first few days back at United were dominated by the idea of putting smiles on faces. Whether it was making the fans smile or the players smile, it seemed a big part of Solskjaer’s brief was simply to lift the gloom that had descended over Old Trafford. If his positive soundbites were the first phase of...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will give Manchester United a bonus in wonderkid search

The Cardiff City media team had not seen anything like it. After Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed United’s interim manager on Wednesday, there was a late surge in accreditation requests from all corners of the world. Particularly Norway. So much so that the press room in the bowels of the stadium quickly ran out of seats given all the...

Zinedine Zidane backed for Manchester United manager’s job by former Old Trafford striker

Zinedine Zidane has been backed for the Manchester United manager’s job by former Old Trafford striker Louis Saha. After Mauricio Pochettino and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Zidane is the favourite to take charge of United permanently next summer. Solskjaer got his interim reign off the the perfect start at Cardiff on Saturday but as things stand Ed Woodward’s plan is...

Peter Schmeichel considering applying for Manchester United director of football role

Peter Schmeichel is considering throwing his hat into the ring to become Manchester United’s director of football. United intend to appoint a head of football as part of a long-overdue restructure following Jose Mourinho’s sacking on Tuesday morning. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign as interim boss got off to the perfect start on Saturday night as United beat Cardiff 5-1...

Manchester United are already using a new approach under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

A new approach Too often, Jose Mourinho adapted his system and team selection depending on the opposition, even using a back three against out of form West Ham and Southampton. It sent the wrong message before a ball was kicked. United analysts have done plenty of homework on Cardiff this week and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has kept tabs on...