Friday , October 22 2021

& # 39; I have to be focused & # 39; – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer savoring the debut of Old Trafford | 1 NEWS NOW


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can not wait to take Manchester United out at Old Trafford for the first time and he believes his team is ready to put on a Boxing Day show.

Having been parachutist as interim coach for the rest of the season, the fan favorite took the post-Jose Mourinho era to a dream start.

Manchester have left Cardiff's Solskjaer club scoring five goals in a game for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in May 2013 after leaving the Wales capital tied for a 5-1 win.

Boxing Day offers an opportunity to secure another exciting win, while Huddersfield, who is struggling, arrives at Old Trafford for a match that will leave the Norwegian tweaking as he heads "back home" in the limelight.

"Of course, you try to keep your emotion under control because I'm there to do a job, I have to focus," Solskjaer said.

"It's not easy, I do not think it will be easy, but I'm looking forward to it and I think the boys are looking forward to playing at Old Trafford."

Solskjaer wants to become only the fifth coach in United's history to start his reign with consecutive league wins – a result that would give him another shot at the moment.

United have managed to win just five of their 12 games at Old Trafford in all competitions so far in this disappointing campaign with the pressure to seem too intense for the players.

"This comes when you sign up for Manchester United," said Solskjaer. "You know you're going to play in front of the best fans in the world.

"Trust is not something you store in the fridge and you choose.

"You win by their performances, by their training, how you feel. I hope this has given them a boost, so I am happy and looking forward to Boxing Day."

But there were criticisms and periods of criticism from spectators and experts – something that came under the skin of predecessor Mourinho during his tenure.

Several former Solskjaer team-mates were among the most outspoken critics, but the Norwegian will not hesitate to comment on names such as Paul Scholes, Rio Ferdinand and Gary Neville.

"Do not worry, Gary will be very hard on me," he said, smiling. "I sat next to him in the dressing room for 11 years. He was by my side and you know Gary!

"He paid now to give his opinion and, of course, he should do. I am no different from anyone."

There was no need to worry about negative comments in Cardiff, as United played with style and purpose – perhaps even raising expectations about what Solskjaer can achieve.

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