Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have fielded two different types of teams during their spells in charge of Manchester United.
While the Portuguese gaffer was obviously defense-oriented, maintaining that a side needed only one goal more than the opposition to win a game, Solskjaer’s style has been more in tune with United’s traditional attacking ethos.
Indeed, the side has scored 12 times in just three games under the Norwegian gaffer, and are likely to score many more in the second half of the season. There is no denying that the Red Devils have benefited immensely from the exit of Mourinho.
However, Ander Herrera, who assisted Pogba’s second goal against AFC Bournemouth, did not make such a comparison.
Speaking after the full-time whistle, Herrera stated the following: “We have won the last three games but I do not like to make comparisons.
“I am very thankful to Jose for what he did to the club. Now we are in a different moment and we have a new manager and that is it. We are in a good moment and everyone is playing very well.”
It is classy of the Spaniard to have not thrown Mourinho under the bus, particularly in view of reports that claimed that the gaffer’s locker room was beginning to get quite toxic.
Herrera went on to add about Solskjaer’s mentality at handling the side: “Our manager told us on the first day, the best way to win a game when you are in the lead is to keep attacking and this what the club has always been about.
“When you win and score lots of goals you want to play as soon as possible and I hope we perform on Wednesday against Newcastle as we have today.”
Big challenges are yet to be tackled by the Red Devils, with the months to come bound to be packed with them.