With Ole Gunnar Soslkjaer at the wheel, everything is coming up smelling of roses for Manchester United.
The Red Devils are eight wins from eight and with each passing week the Baby Faced Assassin is doing his chances at getting the job permanently no harm whatsoever.
Solskjaer has brought the feel-good factor back, while getting United playing swift, attacking football. That’s the way it should be.
Another key ideology that United try to promote is giving youth players a chance and the Norwegian is clearly keen to continue with that mantra, too. He has been speaking to the media and confirmed several young players will get their opportunities to play before next season.
“What Manchester United are going to look like next season with or without me, it doesn’t matter, I’m here to prepare for next season. Part of this will be to play homegrown players Mason Greenwood, Jimmy Garner and Ethan Hamilton.” Solskjaer told reporters, including The Guardian.
“We have quite a few talents in that youth team that you’d like to see [in the side] and [you] will see at some point before next season to put the club and team in a good position [for] how will we look like next season: Mason, Jimmy, Ethan – it’s just about the right time.
“But we’ve got Alexis [Sánchez], Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku who haven’t played so much lately, they’re three players you have to jump ahead of.”
I find it interesting that Solskjaer has actually named the likes of Mason Greenwood, Ethan Hamilton and James Garner. These are hugely talented lads with bright futures, and we’re all chomping at the bit to see them in action for the first-team.
Whether that’s during the season or next pre-season remains to be seen, but it’s wonderful to see Solskjaer having an eye on the future without getting away from the present.
As he says, Alexis Sanchez, Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku are all vying for minutes so it’s not going to be easy for the young lads, but as the old saying goes, if you’re good enough, you’re old enough.
I know that Solskjaer is remaining tight-lipped and cautious about getting the job permanently, too, but if he keeps up this form, then he’ll be a shoe-in for the role.