Manchester United made a massive decision this week which rocked the football world when they relieved Jose Mourinho of his duties and replaced him on an interim basis with Ole Gunnar Solskjær who famously won 6 Premier League titles, 2 FA Cups and a Champions League in his time as a striker for the club under Sir Alex Ferguson.
Many former players agreed with the release of Jose Mourinho and while there was support and respect for the Portuguese manager the consensus was it was time for a change.
Man United and Ed Woodward will be hoping that Ole can bring the feel-good factor back to Old Trafford with some attacking football more akin to the ideals of the club laid down by the Busby Babes and since with Sir Alex.
Given the upcoming Christmas fixture list for United, Ole has a great chance to start a winning streak for the club and for the upcoming games with Solskjaer at the helm you will see some favourable odds for United given their recent form you can take advantage of this ladbrokes promo code to wager on the Red-Devils.
Up first for Ole is a game away to Cardiff City where United are available at a very decent 3/5 which is unusually long for such a game and shows just how the bookies are not confident in Manchester United’s form at the moment.
The next games for United are home to Huddersfield and Bournemouth and then away to Newcastle in their first game of 2019. If United struggle against Cardiff you will likely see longer odds for these 3 games but if Ole can get off with a solid win over Neil Warnock’s Cardiff City then you may see the odds for their next 3 League games shorten but there will still be value to be had most likely for those who like a flutter.
After the Newcastle United match, United have drawn Reading in the FA Cup at home before what will be Solskjær’s toughest match as they will face Spurs at Wembley on January 13th after getting beaten 3-0 at home by Pochettino’s impressive side.
Ole is a different manager from the man who was released by Cardiff City in 2014 and he has now been the first team manager for over 270 games so there is no doubt he will have learned from his mistakes.
Solskjær will have some say in transfer moves but he will be more interested in getting to know the players he has and to get an under-performing squad including Paul Pogba to buy into the team ethic. The former striker was famous for making an impact from the bench and being a team player with a superb attitude and work ethic so it will be interesting to see if Solskjær can get Pogba to buy into his plans.
For the Norwegian legend it clearly feels good for him to be coming “home” and speaking to the Man Utd Official website he had this to say:
“Manchester United is in my heart and it’s brilliant to be coming back in this role. I’m really looking forward to working with the very talented squad we have, the staff and everyone at the club”.
Hopefully, Solskjær can get off to a great start and pick up 3 or 4 wins on the bounce and get United playing under his principles and chasing the top 4 again in short order as they only have one win from the past 6 Premier League games.