- The Red Devils have won their first two matches under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
- The 45-year-old was hired on a short term deal until the end of the season after sacking Jose Mourinho this month
- Solskjaer got his campaign off to a winning star with back to back victories over Cardiff City and Huddersfield
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that changing his player's mindset remains the only reason for his success so far in the league.
The Red Devils have gone won back to back Premier League matches since the arrival of the 45-year-old manager.
Solskjaer was appointed on interim basis until the end of the season after the sack of Jose Mourinho earlier this month.
United thrashed Cardiff City 5-1 over the weekend and then claimed another 3-1 victory over Huddersfield Town on Boxing Day.
“You don’t in one week change anything, but you change the mindset,” he said. “I want my team to play in a certain way and you give them little pointers and it’s a work in progress.
“It’s going to take time for players to go from one manager and the details he wanted. I’ve done a little bit of a tweak but we’ll improve as time goes on.
“I just said to the staff when you get 2-0 or 3-0 up, you think next week we’ll have [Alexis] Sanchez and [Anthony] Martial back, we’ll have [Romelu] Lukaku to put on. Maybe we could have really finished them off then.”
Sanchez has not featured since the goalless draw with Crystal Palace last month after picking up a hamstring injury which Mourinho described as “aggressive”.
Solskjaer revealed that the Chilean has returned to training and could play against Newcastle United in the New Year.
The United caretaker also praised Sanchez’s “workaholic” attitude after the forward turned up for work on Christmas Day, despite being scheduled to have a day off.
“Yes, Alexis is back,” he said. “I can’t remember what day it was [that he returned] but he’s had two days of good fitness work.
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“Hopefully he can join in training with the ball as soon as we get back in. He’s touch and go for Bournemouth, but probably or definitely involved at Newcastle.
“I’ve not had time to sit down and speak in that detail but of course we had a day off on Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day he was off but he was in training. He’s eager to get back on the pitch. He’s a workaholic, it seems like.”
The Norwegian, who scored 126 goals in 366 games as a United player, appears to be on his way to healing the wounds opened by Mourinho’s reign.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United have appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjær as new manager until the end of the ongoing 2018/19 Premier League season.
The 45-year-old Norwegian football manager replaces former manager Jose Mourinho who was thrown out of the club because of poor results.
He will be joined by Mike Phelan as first-team coach, together with Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna this season at Old Trafford.
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