Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s mentality and footballing knowledge are helping him to turn the club’s form around.
The interim manager has won both games in charge since being appointed to replace Jose Mourinho. In addition to the positive approach on the pitch, Giggs believes the Norwegian learned from the best in Sir Alex Ferguson, as well as having that “edge” every good coach needs:
“He was always quietly confident, believed in his own ability and even though people think he’s a nice guy, he’s got an edge to him.”
“He’s gradually got more experience and when he had that injury and time out he used to take notes of things Sir Alex would do so I believed he would do a good job and go into coaching. You just need a little bit of edge to be a manager and he has that.”
The 3-1 win over Huddersfield Town yesterday moves United onto 32 points from 19 games as the league reaches its halfway point.
Solskjaer’s side are currently eight points off fourth place Chelsea and six off Arsenal in fifth place. With games coming thick and fast over the next few weeks, however, they could close the gap at the top.
United have Bournemouth next up at Old Trafford on Sunday before a trip to Newcastle on Wednesday; two games that fans will be hoping to secure three points.