Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: How I’m changing Man United mindset
The Man United manager opens up about his impact at the 20-time English champions
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has shed light on how he has looked to implement change at Manchester United since replacing Jose Mourinho.
Manchester United eased to a 3-1 win against Huddersfield Town on Boxing Day to help the Red Devils build some much-needed momentum in the Premier League.
Goals from Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba got on the score-sheet in Manchester United’s victory to seal back-to-back league wins for the first time since the start of November.
Solskjaer had led Manchester United to a 5-1 win at Cardiff City in his first game in charge after the Norwegian took over the reins from Jose Mourinho for the remainder of the season.
Manchester United then impressed again as they sealed a 4-1 win over Bournemouth in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon to end 2018 with a victory, with Paul Pogba scoring twice before goals from Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku.
Speaking in an interview quoted by Yahoo! Sports about his impact at Old Trafford since replacing Mourinho, Solskjaer said: “You don’t change anything in one week, but you change the mindset.
“I want my team to play in a certain way and I give them little pointers here and there. It’s a work in progress, that’s what it is.
“It’s going to take time as the players go from one manager and the details he wanted and I have a little bit of a tweak. It will improve as time goes on.”
He added: “I’m spending time with the players and trying to get as much time with each individual as possible.”
Meanwhile, speaking after Sunday’s 4-1 win over Bournemouth at Old Trafford, man of the match Paul Pogba praised the Red Devils for their solid display.
“We needed the win and we had a great performance as well,” Pogba told Sky Sports. “We are coming back, and there is still a long way to go, but to finish the year like that is beautiful.”
Manchester United – who travel to Newcastle on Wednesday night – are looking to mount a top-four challenge as they look to try and seal Champions League qualification for next season.
The Red Devils managed to qualify for the Champions League knockout stage despite their inconsistent form in the Premier League.
Manchester United will take on Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League round of 16.