Not Solskjaer – Man United Squad Wanted This Ex-Player To Become Their New Manager

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Jose Mourinho’s time as Manchester United boss finally ran out, and the debate of whether it came too soon or a little too late will be one that never ends.

However, the club did not take long to name an interim replacement for the Portuguese, as club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was announced as the temporary man in charge until the end of the season.

Having won multiple Premier League titles with the club as a player, and having scored THAT dramatic Champions League winner in 1999, Ole is a downright legend in these parts of Manchester, and his appointment did not take long to lift the mood around Old Trafford.

Players like David Beckham, Gary Neville, Van Der Sar, and Rio Ferdinand were all excited with the appointment of the baby faced assassin as the interim manager, and wished him well on social media.


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However, reports coming in from the Independent state that this decision has not gone perfectly well with the current lot of Manchester United players.

Many squad members believed that Michael Carrick would be the one taking over, and there is a fear that Ole might be too soft and amateurish in the managerial role to fill the egos of the Red Devils.


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Several players were arguably a little too young to witness the Norwegian’s heroics at the Theatre of Dreams, and therefore, a worry amongst the United fans is that the entire squad might not find Sir Alex Ferguson’s super-sub as inspiring.

Ole comes into the managerial role with zero expectations and a free hit of 6 months, mainly with the aim of reuniting the team as a whole and giving the spectators a taste of entertaining, attacking, and beautiful free-flowing football.