Manchester United continue to ride on the wave of positivity that has come under the managerial tenure of interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The club legend has made a stellar start at Old Trafford, and registered his sixth successive victory this Sunday.
The sixth in particular was the most difficult and perhaps the sweetest of it all. Ole took his United team to Wembley, and delivered a 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur.
The interim manager has a contract at Old Trafford until June 2019. And in his post-match press conference, the legendary striker was asked about whether he is fancying the job permanently.
Ole replied: “I’m just doing my job every single day here until my contract runs out end of June. I’ll have a holiday in there [when the contract expires] but no, I’m not thinking about that whatsoever.”
United beat Spurs 1-0, and are six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea at the moment. They are also just eight off the pace behind Tottenham themselves.
Against Spurs, the Norwegian saw his tactical brilliance pay off with a first half goal from Marcus Rashford. The second half was the exact opposite, as United kept inviting the pressure, and David de Gea had to make 11 saves. But in the end, the three points are all that matters.
United will be looking to sign a permanent manager in the summer after the removal of former boss Jose Mourinho last month. Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino remains United’s first choice for the job, but the club feels that he could stay put in London.
However, that could lead Solskjaer to come to the reckoning, with the players enjoying a new lease of life under him. But Ole is doing the right thing by just focusing on the job at hand and taking it step by step. He could very well earn the same by the end of the season.