Today, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sent out a message. The interim Manchester United manager earned his biggest win of his life, beating Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 in their own back yard.
Under Jose Mourinho, that would be one of those games in which United would have sat back and conceded a goal or two before they started playing. Not under the Baby Faced Assassin, however. Throughout the game, the Red Devils wanted to attack and get forward. It was refreshing to see…
Following the game, Gary Neville heaped the praise on his former employers as he said they’ve beaten a ‘serious’ team, and away from home too, which makes it all-the-more impressive.
“Well people have talked a lot in the last few weeks about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer restoring happy faces at Manchester United,” Neville said live on Sky Sports, transcribed by the Daily Express.
“There will be a different level of happiness tonight because they’ve beaten a serious team away from home.
“Tottenham are a fantastic team and they’ve kept a clean sheet.
“He [Solskjaer] can be proud, proud of the first half and the tactical display, he caught Spurs out.
It was a real acid test for Solskjaer in managerial terms, too. Not only was he going against a more experienced man in the opposing dugout, but Mauricio Pochettino’s name has been mentioned more than once when talking about the next permanent United manager. The Norwegian could well have thrown his own name into the ring.
You look at the players’ willingness to work and willingness to win. These guys are enjoying themselves at the moment and it’s all down to having a positive outlook and attitude. With all that said, United don’t have to rush into a decision. They can leave it until the summer and wait for as long as possible before making their permanent appoitment.