3 things Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to do as an interim manager at Manchester United
Manchester United sacked Jose Mourinho in the aftermath of the defeat against arch-rivals Liverpool and appointed a former Red Devil and a fan-favourite, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a caretaker manager until the end of the season.
The selection of Solskjaer came as a surprise to many who would have liked to see someone with more experience to manage the Red Devils. However, United is imprinted within Solskjaer, and he would give his best as the manager as well.
The club is in all sort of problems at the moment, and Solskjaer as an interim manager needs to clear some of the mess. Here are the three critical issues that the Norwegian needs to take care of during his short stay in Manchester:
#3 Make the team play an attacking brand of football
Since the era of Matt Busby to Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United was known to entertain the fans through their style of play. Teams came to the Theatre of Dreams with the fear of facing a barrage of attacks.
The Red Devils were known to make the pitch large with the fullbacks marauding forward to support the attacking players. There was a rhythm and synchronization in the way Manchester United played in those eras. However, the current United team is far away from such play and the fear factor is no more left at Old Trafford.
The downfall started with the appointment of David Moyes which was made worse by Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese's defensive style of play didn't go down well with the fans who got used to seeing their side wearing teams down with pressure.
The departure of Jose might be a blessing in disguise for the fans who can now expect to see a more attacking football under their interim manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The former Manchester United forward played in an era where attack was the only form of defence. He needs to do the same as the manager as well.