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'Game over': Mourinho's first comments since sacking

22 December, 2018, 00:35 | Author: Lula Armstrong
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Manchester United have appointed club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as caretaker manager until the end of the season whilst those making the decisions start writing up a short list for the permanent post.

Solskjaer spent 11 years as a player at Old Trafford between 1996 and 2007 and has returned in temporary charge following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.

While Champions League qualification would seem the bare minimum expected of a United manager, Solskjaer insists he wants to get the team playing better football first and foremost before thinking about climbing the table.

Roy Keane admitted during his player that he didn't particularly like footballers, but his talent and drive was such that it didn't hold him back from succeeding. The Norwegian said: "The amount of games coming up is no problem because we've got quality players and they'll get a chance to show that they're Man Utd players". United could also move for Douglas Costa of Juventus (h/t Mirror), with the Brazilian struggling for starts at the Serie A club.

It's going to be an odd game this Saturday for Manchester United, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will debut as manager for The Red Devils.

"I think that link between the academy and the first team is crucial, it's because we bring players and develop players in a certain way and then they know when they get to the first team this is how we want to play".

"The amount of games coming up is no problem because we've got an fantastic squad, we've got 23-24 players", Solskjaer said. I get my managerial style from him.


"I think he'll need a midfield player, possibly a centre-forward so you're looking at maybe three or four players".

United built a reputation as comeback kings under Ferguson, peaking with Solskjaer's last-gasp goal to seal Champions League glory against Bayern Munich.

"I understand that there are so many managers that would love to be at this club. I made a few of them but they're back in the Premier League now so maybe they're not that unhappy".

"This team and this coach have given me everything", added Shaqiri.

It's about Manchester United, it's about our players knowing what they can do.

"I have been immensely proud to wear the badge of Manchester United since the first day I arrived, and I believe all United supporters recognise this", he said.

"I was quite similar, we were young and were given this opportunity".

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