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Friday, December 21, 2018

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants Manchester United players to enjoy their football

Manchester United’s caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Thursday that he wanted to “get the players enjoying their football” after he returned to Old Trafford following the sacking of Jose Mourinho. United have turned to their former Norway international striker Solskjaer on a deal until the end of the season to inject some life into what has been a fraught campaign.
The club parted company with Mourinho on Tuesday with the club in sixth spot in the Premier League having made their worst start to a season for 28 years, culminating in a limp 3-1 loss to bitter rivals Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.
Mourinho’s final few months in charge were dominated by media reports of his falling out with the club’s 90 million pounds ($114 million) France midfielder Paul Pogba while his side laboured on the pitch playing dull defensive football.
Solskjaer, who as a player was part of United’s era of dominance under Alex Ferguson and scored the goal that secured an unprecedented treble almost 20 years ago, wants to return a feel-good factor to their under-performing squad.
“I am just going to be myself… get the players enjoying their football and looking forward to seeing the supporters again,” Solskjaer, 45, told MUTV on Thursday in his first interview as caretaker boss.