Ever since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer officially became the manager of Manchester United in March, 2019, he has had some highs and more lows in his young career so far at Old Trafford. After having won 14 of his 19 matches in a row, United went into a spiral of many loses last season. Obviously we had at least 10 players out injured which was partially to blame for our failings at one point, and so Solskjaer had to reshuffle his side where he had to rely on some young players other players off the bench.
Now, after we have obtained Odion Ighalo from Chinese Super league team Shanghai Shenhua and the capture of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon we’ve won 11 games in a row. Many people would say its because of these two players why the team’s fortunes has turned around magnificently. Yes its true that no one can deny that the impact of both players, especially Fernandez has added a new dimension to the squad.
But, How much does United’s boss Solskjaer have to do with the success of the team? Well I think he certainly deserves some credit for having the vision to pursue Fernandes and Ighalo in the first place, because it could’ve gotten much worse for Solskjaer who before that was on thin ice with too many lackluster poor performances that turned the Old Trafford faithful against him much earlier on in the season.
Are we going to see another period of inconsistency from the Red Devils? Or has Solskjaer figured out how to finally make this team successful? Time will tell as the club tries to finish the season in the top 4 or 5 depending on if Man City wins their appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport after FIFA banned them from the Champions League for 2 years. United also has a chance to win the FA Cup and the Europa league titles this season if they can continue this winning form.
These are exciting times right now at Old Trafford, and let’s see if Solskjaer can continue to guide the United ship in the right direction and to the right destination of winning some silverware at the end this campaign.
Do you think Solskjaer will have longevity at Old Trafford? Or do you believe in the near future United will have a new manager again? Tell me your thoughts in the comments section.