Gary Neville has spoken about his former team mate, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has just taken up the position of manager at Cardiff, under their controversial owen, Vincent Tan.
“He was the kind of player that would write down all the training sessions when he was coming towards the end of his career,” said Neville. “Even after he had retired and moved up to coaching, I used to see him around the club all the time… I remember one time him playing a game in a reserve team match and him saying he’s playing a 4-2-2-2 system, I was thinking: I’ve never heard of that before! Two midfield players in front of a back four then two in front of that and two in front of that! How’s that going to work? Who is going to move wide?”
This week, Solskjaer already dipped in to the transfer market. His first signing was Magnus Wolff Eikrem, who started his career at Molde when he was 12-years-old. He then joined United as a 16-year-old and later played for Solskjaer in the Reserves. When Ole returned to Molde, Magnus went with him and is now playing for Solskjaer for a third time at Cardiff.
“The Scandinavian market will be one that he thinks he knows rather well, and we can see with the signing of Magnus Wolff Eikrem that it is something he’s going to do,” Neville added. “He’s known Eikrem for a long time, he’s a skillful player and someone who can control the ball. He’s developed as a footballer since he’s left United and Ole knows him very well. On the plus side from a FUT perspective, they’re both Norwegian and if you apply a Manager League Switch item to your Solskjӕr item transferring him to the Barclays Premier League, then you will benefit from the chemistry boost you receive on the player.”
Gary Neville was speaking in his fortnightly column for EA SPORTS FIFA 14 Ultimate Team. Read the full column.