Solskjaer to manage United as Liverpool target Christmas No.1 spot

Solskjaer to manage United as Liverpool target Christmas No.1 spot

Solskjaer to manage United as Liverpool target Christmas No.1 spot

The former striker will effectively be "loaned" to United from his position as boss of Norwegian side Molde to see out the season at Old Trafford following Jose Mourinho's sacking on Tuesday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes charge of Manchester United for the first time this weekend as their on-fire rivals Liverpool aim to become the Premier League's Christmas number one. We have quality players so it will be easier to get players expressing themselves.

He said: "You certainly get to see the players in a game, in a pressure situation, but I think the amount of games coming up is no problem because you've got this wonderful squad of players".

"I think [ex-Arsenal striker] Ian Wright said that it was a scheduled tweet, so we don't really know but the bottom line is it shouldn't have been put out there".

"His mentality and his way of doing things, I think he might get a lot of energy and get the players playing again for the club to their best level". "But I've not sat down and talked about that, because my job is to get these players enjoying football".

Both paid with their jobs after failing to seal Champions League qualification, but this time United have acted early to kick-start their faltering campaign just three years and a day after Mourinho got sacked by Chelsea for the second time.

That is the opinion of Stoke star and former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher.

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Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly Manchester United's first choice for their next permanent manager - potentially meaning months of anxiety ahead for Tottenham fans.

"I've evaluated, reflected, made a few mistakes but if you don't make mistakes you're not going to learn". I have to say I've had the best as teacher - the boss [Sir Alex Ferguson] is and will always be the best at how you manage people.

The Portuguese joined United in May 2016 and guided them to success in the Community Shield, League Cup and Europa League in his first season.

The Tottenham coach also said last week that he was happy at the club and looking forward to leading them into their new stadium next year. "Good players are easier to coach than bad players".

"A new caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the current season, while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager".

"He feels the weakness at the top allows former players to have a greater voice". (Marcus) Rashford, (Jesse) Lingard, (Anthony) Martial, Pogba. they've all got things to prove. "If he comes out and starts performing, then it will look like a good move".

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