I think we all now realise just how gigantic the rebuilding job that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has on his hands. For a manager whose career highlight is winning the Norwegian league with Molde, it’s vital that the Manchester United board give him time.
The initial impression made by the Baby Faced Assassin was a positive one. United had no choice but to offer him the job. Going into a huge summer transfer window, Solskjaer is already trying to change things and move this club back in the right direction.
According to the Manchester Evening News, United are to change their transfer strategy and are ‘set to eschew’ marquee signings in favour of prioritising moves for ‘team-focused’ players instead.
To add to that, Solskjaer has set a date of July 8th as when he’d preferably have all his deals done by – before United jet off on their pre-season tour of Australia.
Far-too-often have United opted for the marketable name rather than the player who fits into the scheme and that has certainly had a hand in the club’s downfall over the last few years.
You look at the move for Sanchez. Although exciting, it never really made sense given the form of both Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial at that time. The Chilean has only had a negative effect.
To be brutally honest, Solskjaer may have no choice but to go down this route. The best of the best players want to play Champions League football and United cannot offer that for the next twelve months at the very least.
One thing is certain, we need to give our manager time to implement his tactics and ideas, while also being allowed to mould the squad into one that fits his image.