The Norwegian has managed to change the dynamics of Man United
How everything or almost everything in football changes in a relatively short period of time. A month ago, Manchester United were left out of the Champions League, and there were many in England who said whether Norwegian coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should stay in his place.
In fact, various names of his possible successors had begun to be written. After all, we all know that a footballer never leaves a team, as it is its property, unlike the coach who is the most advantageous solution.
So Solskjaer, who when he was fighting had the nickname «the killer with the angelic face» as most of the time he came in as a substitute and he scored very quickly. Maybe because his nice smile σε deceived his opponents.
In any case, United, which after Sir Alex Ferguson has not managed to achieve any distinction inside or outside the borders, managed after its admittedly difficult 2-1 victory over Aston Villa, on Friday, January 1st.
He thus reached 8 victories in 10 games and even caught Liverpool at the top of the overall standings, while Sir Alex Ferguson was full of joy on the podium!
It was the first time after «7 black» New Years, that the team of «red devils» was able to enter the New Year, and begin to believe that it is finally time to claim a championship.
Now Manchester United is starting to gain the respect of its opponents, and while it has an extremely critical week ahead of it, which will judge a lot for many.
In the meantime, she can reach the cup final and at the same time be left completely alone at the top of the Premier League standings, leaving behind the two main contenders, Liverpool and Manchester City.
Solskjaer is now at the center of the English league and it makes sense for the spotlight to be on him, as it is the first time since 2017 that United, one of the top teams in their country, is vying to win a trophy quickly. Last year in the same phase he was defeated in the semifinals of three games.
Now she will face Manchester City again in the semifinals of the League Cup and will have a first class opportunity to get the rematch. This year, however, due to the pandemic, there are not two games but one, as the program has collapsed.
Twelve months ago, Guardiola’s team had won the first game at Old Trafford 3-1 and lost 1-0 in the second at home, but of course they qualified, where in the final they also defeated Aston Villa.
At the same time next Tuesday, United will travel to Burnley, where all they need is not to lose to the local team, in order to surpass Liverpool in the standings (it has one more match) and to remain the only leader after 17 games. Then her next game is on January 17 where she will play a very important game at Anfield against Liverpool.
The presence of Bruno Fernandes
It is an indisputable fact that like other times, to the accuracy of Sir Alex Ferguson who had discovered from Leeds, the Frenchman, Eric Cantona and changed next to him the history of United but of course his own, so now Solskjaer having the Portuguese , midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, whom he had acquired in January 2020 from Sporting at a cost of 55 million euros, found in his face, a footballer with a strong personality and leadership skills. And most importantly that he was able to adapt to his new team very quickly.
So in the relatively few months he is at Old Trafford he has won the sympathy and love of the fans.
If now Solskjaer, who recently had some more controversy with Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola, can persuade the Frenchman to put aside his grievances and look to play football, then everything will go well for United.
Of course, no one knows that he wants some support in some positions, but the Glazer family has a lot of money and if Solskjaer convinces the club’s executive director and strong man, Ed Woodward, that he will do good for the team, then he should help him too. So maybe a new better team is already dawning for United, Solskjaer and its fans…