Luke Shaw Reveals The Other Side Of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United's Jesse Lingard celebrates scoring their second goal with Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has had a positive influence on the players and the club since he replaced Jose Mourinho at Manchester United in December 2018.

The club legend has won 11 matches across all competitions from 13 matches. Up till now, a majority of the players have praised Ole and his methods.

There is a wave of positivity around Old Trafford. The Norwegian has the trust of his players, and they have been much more aggressive. But on the other hand, Ole hasn’t been all smiles, and the shades of Sir Alex Ferguson can be seen in him.

Luke Shaw has gone on to reveal what Solskjaer is like behind the scenes during training sessions. Shaw, who has stepped up this season, stated that Solskjaer can give “a kick up the backside” if the players slack off, and that nobody should be fooled by his nice-guy image.

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According to a report in the Mirror, Shaw admitted: “He’s the manager and he tells the players what he wants. It’s good and what we need sometimes, a kick up the backside from the manager, if we’re getting too comfortable. It keeps everyone on their toes, but he’s an amazing guy and a brilliant manager.”

Shaw also highlighted the positivity Solskjaer has brought in since replacing Jose: “It’s just amazing to look at the job Ole has done since he came in.

“How much he has turned it around and how much the place is in a positive way now. He knows how good we can be and, if we’re not up to his standards or the standards of Manchester United, he will certainly let you know.”

Solskjaer, who has enjoyed some brilliant results against the top sides, will face an uphill task against Premier League leaders Liverpool on Sunday.