Manchester United made a move just days before Christmas which rocked the football world when they relieved Jose Mourinho of his managerial duties and installed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on an interim basis – essentially on-loan from Molde where he was managing in the Norwegian top flight.
The remit for OGS was to get the players expressing themselves again and to put smiles back on faces around Old Trafford along with the help of Mike Phelan who was so successful as a right hand man to Sir Alex Ferguson for many years.
Well Ole has achieved the remit he was given so far, delivering 8 wins in a row in all competitions as well as the 1 draw last night vs Burnley where the team came back in “Fergie Time” to draw the game and claim a point after trailing in the match for 87 minutes.
The impact of OGS at Old Trafford has been undeniably impressive but many people still feel the job will go to Mauricio Pochettino or Zinedine Zidane with many former players like Gary Neville having strong views.
We asked fans whether they felt United should give the manager’s job to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on a full-time basis and the results as you can see were resounding.
Fans voted in favour of OGS being retained by a 3:1 ratio. Stunningly over 75% of ManUNews.com readers want the Red-Devils legend to be given the manager’s role permanently and the former striker has certainly not hurt his chances so far.
Where United finish and whether they win a trophy and/or go far in to Champions League will surely play a big role if Solskjaer is to be offered the job full-time.
We will find out in the summer but so far we have to be very happy with the way Ole has changed the team for the better both on and off the pitch and made games exciting to watch as the club are playing in the Manchester United way.