Manchester United primarily enjoy their cult status by virtue of the entertaining form of football they mastered at displaying in the modern era. Coupled with a rich and enduring history alongside a knack for titles, United at the peak of Sir Alex Ferguson’s success was a side to be reckoned with.
Over the past few years, this has waned considerably, with the Mancunian outfit changing manager after manager to ensure some remote form of that past glamor. But the closest they have come to achieving this is through Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
After 16 games in charge, the Norwegian is still unbeaten in the Premier League, with only a Champions League loss to PSG, and draws against Burnley and Liverpool blemishing his erstwhile perfect record.
M.E.N. now report that that the players too, are happy under the former legend, and feel that he has brought back to the club the ‘old United’ atmosphere.
The report also adds that the players are wholly in agreement of Solskjaer being given the full-time gig come summer, a proposal that the Old Trafford faithful are clearly behind as well.
The gaffer himself expressed his joy as to how the team played versus Southampton, as he revealed: “Yeah, the manner of it is like the old days. I’ve been part of that so many times myself and so pleased for the boys that they managed to claw three points out of this game.
“We spoke about at half-time, just get some more urgency get the ball in the box, play more forward and the Stretford End will suck the ball in for you. I don’t want to take much away from Andreas and Romelu’s great finishes but we felt that support is just part of this club, this history, we’ve done it so many times before.”
The report also claims that Ole’s tendency to pay heed to his coaching staff and their open attacking ideas is also something that sits well with the players, particularly since Jose Mourinho was more conservative in his approach.