Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been officially appointed Manchester United manager. The ex-Manchester United Player came in on an interim basis in December after Jose Mourinho was sacked. Whilst many questioned his arrival, the turnaround for the club has been amazing. The team are now playing fantastic football, the crowd are enjoying the style of play and we are winning games.
Since his arrival, the team has only lost one league game in 13 and are now only 2 points behind top four. When Ole arrived the team were 11 points away.
“This is the job that I always dreamed of doing and I’m beyond excited to have the chance to lead the club long term,” Solskjaer said.
“From the first day I arrived, I felt at home at this special club. It was an honour to be a Manchester United player, and then to start my coaching career here. The last few months have been a fantastic experience.”
Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward had this to say on the appointment:
“Since coming in as caretaker manager in December, the results Ole has delivered speak for themselves,” he said. More than just performances and results, Ole brings a wealth of experience, both as a player and as a coach, coupled with a desire to give young players their chance and a deep understanding of the culture of the club.”
Solskjaer became the first United manager to win his first six league games, beating a record held by Sir Matt Busby. We have a massive final stage of the season with the team facing FC Barcelona in the Champions League and race to the top 4 on.
The atmosphere for the game against Watford at Old Trafford will be sure to demonstrate the excitement the fans have now Ole is officially at the Wheel.
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