Manchester United have seen a massive change in their fortune lately.
Much of 2018 was a grim spell for the side, despite posting a second-place finish in the Premier League at the end of last season. However, a poor start to life in the present season and a lethargic spell of football under Jose Mourinho ended the patience of supporters.
Sure enough, the mere exit of Mourinho raised spirits, and hiring club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the caretaker manager was an additional hurrah.
Initially, doubt was pinned on the Norwegian, since his managerial experience was minimal and a prior stint with Cardiff City in England was a memory to forget.
However, four games into his spell and the gaffer has had a perfect win record, reinstating to the side the attacking ethos that defined the glory years of Sir Alex Ferguson’s time at the side.
In fact, fans noticed that the similarity between coach and protégé didn’t stop with style. During the Newcastle game, most supporters didn’t miss Solskjaer chewing gum during the ninety minutes, and immediately got reminded of an iconic sight.
Ferguson chewing gum and spurring his players on was one of the most defining moments of the Manchester United experience. The sight was immediately synonymous with both a calm and composed style, while also serving as an indication of how animated the legendary gaffer could get.
Most took to Twitter to share the resemblance, and fans continued basking in their recent joy about how things are going at their club.
With their next Premier League encounter pitting them away to Tottenham Hotspur, a real test of Solskjaer’s abilities as manager will be on show.
It goes without saying that how he and his lads would fare on the night would also be an evaluation of whether the club should keep him on after this season.