Manchester United’s unbeaten dream lives on, as they enter Champions League week. After their 3-0 thrashing of Fulham, courtesy of a brace from Paul Pogba and an absolute beauty from Anthony Martial, it has been 11 games since United last tasted defeat – a perfect record for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The charisma that he has injected into the team is quite telling as, despite making changes, the United side at Craven Cottage still functioned with a swagger.
In fact, if the PSG encounter goes the Mancunian way, Solskjaer could have a massive chance at securing his managerial berth for good. An incident that occurred after the Fulham game will solidify this possibility further.
Manchester United’s American owner Avram Glazer was in attendance during the Fulham game, and personally congratulated the United team after their victory.
In his post-match press conference, Solskjaer revealed: “I just spoke to him (Glazer) outside because he came into the dressing room. Of course they’re happy after winning the game. Who I meet and when I meet people is not really up to me to tell.”
The Norwegian’s assessment of the game was also a cheerful one, as he went on to add: “It’s a tough place to come to and we gave them the first ten minutes – we played into their hands.
(They had) some counter attacks, some balls into the box a few times but after we scored the first goal we played fantastic….the last 80 mins! When you’re 2-0 up you can control a game differently.
“Then it’s time to suck them in and play around them. ‘You can keep possession for the rest of the game because you don’t need to chase a goal. It was a point of making them come towards us so we could get the third.”
Will Solskjaer land the job on a permanent basis come summer?