Manchester United’s interim supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to have taken a dig at his predecessor Jose Mourinho, claiming that the membership is constructed round “attacking soccer” and “not silly sq. backpasses.”
The Norwegian was talking after his United facet sealed a sixth consecutive victory since he took cost with a 1-Zero win over Tottenham at Wembley on Sunday.
After the sport, Solskjaer took half in an interview with Malaysian tv station Astro Supersport alongside former teammate Teddy Sheringham and ex-academy graduate Simon Davies the place he intimated that being United supervisor is one thing that ought to deliver pleasure – which must be mirrored in an attacking model of soccer.
“The very first thing you speak about is that you simply do have to smile if you find yourself a Manchester United participant, you do take pleasure in it as a result of when it’s over, you miss it,” Solskjaer started, as quoted by The Sun.
“It’s about at attacking, it’s about tempo, energy, assault shortly. I do know we didn’t have one of the best of tempo however we nonetheless attacked.
“That’s what Man Utd is constructed round, attacking soccer and going forwards, not silly sq. backpasses.”
Though Solskjaer’s phrases might not have been meant as a slight towards former supervisor Mourinho, they’ll inevitably ring a bell with numerous United followers who had grown annoyed on the damaging techniques employed by the Portuguese tactician.
Usually the Purple Devils had been conservative of their strategy underneath Mourinho, opting to retain their form and construction relatively than throwing warning to the wind. That philosophy has been tossed out of the window since Solskjaer took cost, with United now trying to play extra of a fast-paced counter attacking model of soccer.
Midfield celebrity Paul Pogba has already hailed the “freedom” that Solskjaer has unlocked for himself and the facet as an entire, and the outcomes would seem to counsel that the previous United striker has bought his strategy spot on.
The Purple Devils now discover themselves degree on factors with Arsenal in fifth place, and path fourth-placed Chelsea by six factors within the race for the ultimate Champions League qualification spot.