There is no denying the fact that if there is a team that has changed its fortunes over the festive period, it is none other than Manchester United.
The club sacked Jose Mourinho after their humiliating loss to Liverpool, and were quick to appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the caretaker manager till the end of the season.
His arrival has since given the players a new found freedom, and that has resulted in the side winning 5 matches on the trot in all competitions.
Ole’s great impact has been boosted by the company of Michael Carrick and Mike Phelan, two individuals who have been a part of the greatest glory years the club has seen.
The Norwegian, however, faces his toughest test so far this weekend, as he takes his squad to Wembley on Sunday night to face an in-form Tottenham Hotspur.
Ahead of this crucial fixture, Carrick has revealed how Ole has changed things around at United since his arrival.
The former England international believes that OGS’ bubbly personality has been spreading well among the players, and it is his positive approach that is allowing the lads to perform brilliantly.
Carrick was quoted (via Mirror) as saying: “He’s so positive, so upbeat all the time. I think you can see that rubbing off on individuals and that goes a long way to bringing the best out of the players.”
Ole can break Sir Matt Busby’s 73-year-old record if he manages to defeat Spurs and win his first 6 matches as the manager of the Red Devils.