Manchester United have won eight and drawn three of their last 11 games, in a period that has seen us beat Manchester City twice, Chelsea, and progressed in to the next round of two competitions.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been at the club for over a year now and, while it hasn’t all been plain-sailing, has made some important changes to the way we play and the starting line-up, and believes his feelings about the club and his understanding of how we work make him perfectly placed to continue his role in improving the team.
I felt a lot needed to be changed. We’ve signed four players and lost quite a few and promoted from within, lots of youngsters. I don’t know how dramatic those changes have been. I don’t think it feels dramatic for the squad and the ones that were here. We needed certain pieces in the puzzle and they’ve worked.
It’s not just about tactics, it’s about the players. I’ve got great staff. I’ve got a philosophy I think is worthy of this club. I’m a red and I think I know what this club needs. I believe we’re going places. I believe that we’re on the track that Man United need to be on. There are different cultures at different clubs and different ways of doing things, and I believe in the way we do things at Man United now.
I don’t necessarily believe in everything we’ve done before, but at the moment I believe in what we’re doing. I think I’m the right man but I’m not going to sit here and talk about that. The proof is in the pudding at the end of the day.
What has been impressive about United’s most recent run is that we’ve done it without arguably our two best players, with both Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba suffering from long-term injuries, but Ole doesn’t want to focus on the players we don’t have available, but the ones that we do.
Yeah, but I don’t talk about those two, do I? I want to focus on the ones who are fit and the ones I have got. There’s a chance for new players to challenge for a place in the team. It’s part and parcel of this game that you do have injuries. We’ve managed well without some of our top players this season.