What Solskjaer Did At Manchester United’s Christmas Party Is Incredible

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A sudden impact at a new gig is a hard feat to achieve. Managers often take months altogether to settle into new jobs, and it has become increasingly hard in this fast-paced style of play to keep a job for long.

Something as bad as three or four bad games back-to-back could spell the end of a managerial tenure.

While it is unlikely that Manchester United’s caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have to worry about an immediate sacking, he’ll nevertheless be eager to make a quick and rousing impact at the side where he flourished as a player.

Now, it appears that he has gotten off to a brilliant start already. According to The Sun, Solskjaer was an instant star at Manchester United staff’s Christmas party, where he delivered a rousing speech which was met with a standing ovation.

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While the content of the talk remains unknown, to merit such a response alone is a clear indication that United may be headed the right way under the leadership of the former striker.

The move was an incredible one from the Norwegian, with the party being the perfect end to a long first-day in charge of the massive club. This is a sharp contrast to the recently sacked Jose Mourinho, who was a no-show for last year’s Christmas celebration.

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The festive season has certainly arrived early at the club, who will now be hoping that the grim period that has been hanging over their poor Premier League showing will be lifted.

Solskjaer was a happy man during his first MUTV interview, stating:

“I’m back home. It’s great to see everyone. I feel like I’m a part of this club, I know this club and I understand this club. I have just got to be myself. You have to ask the people I have managed. I like people, to speak to people, engage with people.”