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5 Reasons why Solskjaer will take Manchester United back to the Glory Days

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3.27K   //    01 Apr 2019, 12:58 IST

Solskjaer has the correct attitude to succeed at Manchester United
Solskjaer has the correct attitude to succeed at Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer started his stint as the permanent manager of Manchester United with a gritty win at Old Trafford against Watford on Saturday. The Norwegian has been fantastic ever since taking charge of the club in December. Even though the race to the Champions League places are far from over, Solskjaer has managed to take United to 4th position, level on points with Tottenham at third.

There is a spring to United’s steps right now, and Old Trafford appears bright and sunny again. Solskjaer has managed 15 wins from his 20 games in charge so far and it is quite natural that the future looks optimistic.

Ever since Sir Alex’s retirement, the Premier League Giants have taken a few steps backwards and have not been the force that they once were. With the Norwegian’s appointment, there’s renewed hope in the air, and a belief among players and fans alike. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has all the ingredients to take Manchester United back to their Glory days and here are 5 reasons why.


#5 Better prepared for the Transfer Window

Alderweireld remains in United's radar and the club might go back for him in the summer
Alderweireld remains in United's radar and the club might go back for him in the summer

Solskjaer joined United in December and had an instant impact in the team. But as we approach April, it is clear that United need smart buys and good investments in the upcoming transfer window. The squad is decent and the players have improved under the Norwegian’s stewardship of late. But it is also true that United cannot compete in Europe or challenge for the League with just this set of players.

This is where the Transfer Window becomes crucial, and the Norwegian has a big advantage. Any new manager coming in would have required time to assess his squad first hand before he could have been truly aware of the gaps. Solskjaer already knows the gaps right now. He has used the players in his tactical setups and he is aware of the positions where United are coming short.

As such, Manchester United will be better prepared come July. They will have their shortlist ready and will have the bargaining chips in hand. This transfer window is perhaps the most vital since Sir Alex’s Ferguson's retirement, keeping the future in mind, but United and Solskjaer will be ready.

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