Andy Cole: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer influenced by Man United legend

The ex-Man United striker believes Sir Alex Ferguson's impact on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is clear to see

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Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screengrab)

Andy Cole says Sir Alex Ferguson’s influence is clear to see on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s style of management at Manchester United.

The former Norway international has made an impressive start to his interim spell in charge of the 20-time English champions.

Solskjaer has won six of his opening seven Premier League games in charge, only dropping points in their 2-2 draw with Burnley at Old Trafford mid-week.

Manchester United have also booked their place in the FA Cup fifth round thanks a 3-1 victory over Arsenal at The Emirates last week.

The Red Devils will take on Chelsea FC in the next round with a place in the quarter-finals up for grabs for the winner.

Solskjaer’s side will face their rivals in the cup competition on 18 February just six days after a clash against Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash at Old Trafford.

Former Manchester United striker Cole believes Solskjaer’s management style reflects his years as a player under club legend Ferguson.

“It is playing the way Man United should play,” Cole told Sky Sports.

“I was privileged to play with Ole. He would have learned a hell of a lot from Sir Alex Ferguson.

“Sir Alex used to say every game to go out and enjoy yourself, that’s what Man United are doing right now. The shackles are off.”

Manchester United are looking to secure a place in the Champions League for the second successive season for the first time since Ferguson’s retirement in 2013.

The Red Devils appointed Solskjaer as their manager after a 3-1 loss to Liverpool FC at Anfield season Jose Mourinho’s fate.

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