Following a bad couple of seasons under the management of Jose Mourinho, Manchester United appeared to have found its savior in club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. At least that is what we believed at the beginning, as things haven’t been the best for the Red Devils in the last couple of weeks following hurtful losses in front of Barcelona and Manchester City.
However, the team’s front office has confidence on Solskjaer; after winning 14 of his first 17 games as caretaker manager, he signed a three-year deal with the Red Devils, stating he will respect the traditions of the club and not let them burden him.
"Everyone knows that times have changed. What the gaffer did was unbelievable. But we are doing things differently to all the previous managers. We can't try to copy Sir Alex and think that will be successful - because he was unique. We have to do it our own way. We have a different generation of players. Maybe some of them could not have handled Sir Alex's way of managing but we will look to do it our way. They know the history of the club, and it means a lot for everyone but we can't linger on it. The clubs underneath us are chasing us. But we shouldn't be looking back at them and thinking about being chased by clubs such as Everton. We should be chasing the top clubs. At the moment that is the reality," he told the media, as quoted by The Independent.
When asked about the team’s bad shape and Roy Keane’s words saying players were letting him down just like the did with Mourinho, Ole replied:
"That was Roy Keane who said that, wasn't it? Of course, that is not going to happen. I speak to the players all the time; they know my expectations and standards. I have got three years here now and I am going to do whatever I can to make this club successful. We do that together, it is not like players against managers here. Supporters know, we know, we are doing this together and working together to improve. We are all in this together."