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3 Manchester United players who are enjoying their football under Solskjaer

Suman Dey
ANALYST
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2.95K   //    08 Jan 2019, 22:35 IST

Manchester United players are enjoying life under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Manchester United players are enjoying life under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

After a dismal start to the 2018-19 campaign, Manchester United sacked Jose Mourinho in December and appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the interim manager till the end of the season. 

Till the time, he got sacked, Jose complained about the lack of quality defenders and questioned some of the players' attitude towards the game. His fallout with Paul Pogba became the talk of the town with both reportedly didn't see eye to eye during Mourinho's last few days at United. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's appointment bought a sense of relief among the fans and the players. Under Solskjaer, United looked a much-improved side winning five out of the five matches in all competitions.

Those players who suffered under Jose Mourinho, are now gradually proving their worth at Manchester United. The Norwegian, being a former United player himself, has instilled the value of the jersey among the players who are desperate for success under the interim boss. 

Hence without much ado, let's look at the three players who are loving life under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.


#3 Antony Martial

Martial scored United's best goal so far this campaign
Martial scored United's best goal so far this campaign

Antony Martial would probably be the first of many players who had a problem with Jose Mourinho. The Frenchman broke into the scene under Louis Van Gaal and immediately became a sensation scoring in his Old Trafford debut against Liverpool in front of the Stretford End. Martial was United's top scorer during the 2015-16 season. 

However, things started degrading once Jose took charge at Old Trafford. The Portuguese always preferred wingers who track back and does the defensive duties diligently. Antony didn't like defending against the wingers which eventually bought about his dismissal from the starting line up.  

The arrival of Sanchez further worsened Martial's situation who wanted to leave Manchester United to revive his career somewhere else. Solskjaer allowed Martial to play in his preferred left wing position without worrying much about tracking back to stop the opposition full backs. Antony has looked more menacing in the last few games and even scored Manchester United's Goal of the Month for December.

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Suman Dey
ANALYST
A sports enthusiast and an avid follower of football. Since childhood I was encouraged to play cricket and in no time it became a hobby. Gradually I found interest in other sports also. Football is in my blood and I love the electrifying ambiance that surrounds it. I often watch the pre and post match analysis of a match and try to learn how to analyze a football game. The thing that intrigues me the most is that there are so many things happening behind the scenes that are oblivious to our naked eyes. The technological advancements that has been made are phenomenal. I like analyzing a game from a statistical point of view. Being a data guy myself , I am firm believer of providing insights through facts and data. Though a game is always unpredictable , analyzing it from different dimensions can provide some very interesting conclusions.
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