Defender opens up about Man United interim manager’s ‘nasty side’

Chris Smalling lifts the lid on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's 'nasty side' at Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screengrab)

Chris Smalling has revealed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does have a “nasty side” ahead of Manchester United’s FA Cup clash against Chelsea FC.

The Red Devils will look to make an immediate return to winning ways when Manchester United take on Chelsea FC in the fifth round at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.

Solskjaer tasted his first defeat as Manchester United manager last week after the Red Devils suffered a resounding 2-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash.

Manchester United are still unbeaten in 11 domestic fixtures this season after the 20-time English champions managed to hoist themselves about Chelsea FC and into fourth spot in the last round of league fixtures.

Solskjaer has put himself in contention to be named the permanent Manchester United manager in the summer after impressive victories over Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur since taking over in December.

Manchester United defender Smalling lifted the lid on Solskjaer’s tougher side ahead of their trip to west London in the FA Cup on Monday night.

“I think he [Ole] has got that sort of nasty side,” Smalling told MUTV.

“I think every manager has that, the so-called ‘hairdryer treatment’ when things need a little turnaround.

“A manager has to have all different sides covered. He’s a joy to play under and he’s great.”

Manchester United will face Chelsea FC with a place in the quarter-final draw up for grabs before the Red Devils host bitter rivals Liverpool FC in their next Premier League game at Old Trafford next Sunday.

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