5 Reasons why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be appointed the permanent manager at Manchester United
It has been 6 years since the day Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement as the manager of arguably one of the biggest clubs in the world, Manchester United. Every Manchester United fan and critic alike were certain that the rebuilding of the squad left behind by the legendary scot will take years. The club has tried to go with managers that 'cut out of the same fabric' as his predecessor in David Moyes, a demanding disciplinarian in Louis Van Gaal, and most recently a serial title winner in Jose Mourinho. As impressive as the list sounds the performances had turned out be dull, to say the least.
Now with the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to Manchester United looks like a new team, a Phoenix rising from its ashes, and here are the five reasons why he should keep the job.
Entertaining brand of football
Jose Mourinho did win two titles and guided the red devils to a FA cup final in his two full seasons as the boss but the football played under him was purely tasked to be effective and not entertaining.
United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been all about attacking football. Now there is a sense of purpose when United attack. One touch passing between the front three with Pogba as the pivot. The full-backs have been pushing up, with an average of 12.8 shots per game, all points to emphasise on pure attacking football.
With 16 goals scored in the first 5 matches in-charge, United look like the team who scored a goal more than the opposition rather than concede a goal less.
The buzz around Old Trafford hasn't been as palpable as its been since the arrival of Solskjaer and the same can be said about the dressing room. The players are playing with freedom that has been rarely seen since the days of Sir Alex Ferguson. With the likes of Pogba, Lukaku publicly addressing how optimistic everyone is at the dressing room it's all apparent that the first goal of his appointment was to get a sense of positivity among the fans and the players. And he has succeeded.
The Pogba puzzle
Since his superstar arrival from the Italian powerhouse Juventus; there have always been murmurs about Jose not being able to deploy Paul Pogba at his best. That's not been the case since the arrival of the Norwegian. With 4 goals and 3 assist in his last 4 matches the world cup winner has made Old Trafford his own backyard.
With every surging run and immaculate passing, he has been in lethal form. Certain players thrive off liberty in movement and creativity Pogba is certainly one of them. He looked like a domesticated wild animal under Jose and its a totally different Pogba under Ole. It certainly feels like he is showing that he can do for The Red devils what he did for the old lady.
One of our own
In its effort to rebuilt and sustain the success during Sir Alex's reign united has called upon the best coaches with great title-winning pedigree, but there has always been a sense of unease around its fan base of millions. Reason being, the club feels like its turning away from its roots and its style of football. with the appointment of the Norwegian the club has played its cards right. He is a beloved legend in the hearts and minds of all who love and support the club.
Emphasis on youthChong in action against Reading
Having to pay a world record transfer fee for a player who was a part of its youth team was a big blow for the club. For a club marvelled by the world for producing and more importantly integrating academy players into its first team, there hadn't been many opportunities for the homegrown under Jose.
Since Solskjær's appointment, he has given minutes to the likes of Andreas Periera, Angel Gomes, Scott McTominay. He also handed the mercurial talent Tahith Chong a debut to show the Old Trafford what he can do. With Chelsea and Manchester City boasting more robust academies, United should let their homegrown talents know that they are the club willing to integrate them into the first team.