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Should Manchester United declare Ole Gunner Solskjaer as their permanent manager?

ANALYST
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1.43K   //    14 Jan 2019, 14:43 IST

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United - Premier League.
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United - Premier League.

Manchester United were eight points behind Arsenal when Ole Gunnar Solskjær became their caretaker manager but are now level on points. After a horrendous start to the Premier League season, fans and critics alike had their reservations regarding Manchester United but they have bounced back to their very best.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær deserves all the credit as he has matched Sir Matt Busby’s record of winning his first five English Premier League games in charge of Manchester United. In all competitions, United have won six on the bounce since Solskjær took over after the chaotic reign of Jose Mourinho.

It remains to be seen how much longer can Ole Gunner Solskjaer maintain United's incredible run of form but he has already changed the shape of Manchester United on and off the pitch since he took over. The performance of United and victory against Tottenham last night depicts the impact of Solskjaer and points to the question regarding the permanent appointment of the interim manager.

Manchester United's performance against Spurs surely gave a glimpse of the potential and tactical brain of Solskjaer. It was surely his first big test and Solskjaer's United took the attack to the opposition's door from the first minute.

Paul Pogba was mercurial in the first half, who pulled the strings and dominated the midfield. The speed and mobility with Lingard, Martial and Rashford were breathtaking and resonated the flamboyance of Manchester United. The second half was pure pleasure for United fans as David De Gea's extraterrestrial saves kept the likes of Harry Kane from scoring on multiple occasions.

Despite the individual good form and brilliance of the players, the baby faced tactician showed what he can bring into the club. His well thought out plan of making Jesse Lingard his sole striker worked for an hour and it is crystal clear that Paul Pogba's world-class displays are a result of Ole Gunner Solskjaer giving him more freedom.

Few weeks ago, Ole Gunner Solskjaer promised that his team would resonate the form of Sir Alex Ferguson's team. And going by United's performances so far since the departure of Jose Mourinho and his chaotic times, he is certainly on his way to make his case on the list of being the permanent manager of Manchester United.

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