Solskjaer laying groundwork for next season at Man Utd

Jan 29, 2019, 01:15
Solskjaer laying groundwork for next season at Man Utd

Brazil also had words of praise for Solskjaer's assistant manager Mike Phelan, with whom he was teammates for three seasons at United.

Alexis Sanchez, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial were on the scoresheet for the side as the side extended their winning run under Solskjaer.

Sixth-placed United have won all six league games since the Norwegian replaced Jose Mourinho to close the gap on fourth-placed Chelsea from 11 points to three, but they are still 16 points behind league leaders Liverpool who have 60 points.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær made it eight wins from eight at Arsenal in the FA Cup on Friday and now only Burnley and Leicester stand in the way of making it the flawless 10. Watching that game was long-time United fan Conor McGregor.

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The 25-year-old played a pivotal part in United's win at the Emirates, crucially setting up two goals as the Old Trafford outfit marched to a 3-1 victory.

According to the Mirror, the Red Devils are seeking someone with the requisite "experience and gravitas", as well as "top level connections" to work alongside the next permanent manager in Manchester, whoever that may be.

But Solskjaer has a drastically different outlook and believes it is in United's DNA to try and win silverware. Now, in the last matches, they are playing very, very well with very big performances.

Burnley runner Scott Cunliffe will be joined by a few fellow fitness fanatics as he runs to Old Trafford ahead of the Clarets clash with Manchester United tomorrow.

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That move bagged the Chilean a highly lucrative deal, but Sanchez has failed to deliver on that investment with a loss of form and injuries contributing to a return of just four goals in 32 appearances before kick-off. Through the first 23 league matches, Solskjaer's men sit in sixth place with 33 points, although they sit below Arsenal exclusively due to goal differential.

"It wasn't like Alexis had an open goal, it was a great finish", he said of the 31st-minute opener. When you go to Arsenal, and win that one in a much better manner - that's the way that I've seen the progress and the improvement. "I am just saying that we here at this club, we are looking to win trophies".

"Sergio made a fantastic save just after half-time but our structure was miles better. So I think we have to look on that as well as keep an eye on the fact they are in form and are a good side".

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