Manchester United seem to have found their mojo back under former forward Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
The Red Devils have been in breathtaking form and have won all 6 of their games that Solskjaer has overseen. During this spell, the 20 time league champions have scored 17 goals and conceded just 3. They have also significantly bolstered their chances of a top four finish and Champions league qualification. Going into gameweek 23, United were level on points with 5th placed Arsenal (41), and just 6 behind Chelsea who are 4th in the table.
Many players who were struggling for consistency have found their touch back under Solskjaer. Paul Pogba is the perfect example of that. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has really done a tremendous job in the limited time that he has had so far. However, United great Wayne Rooney backs Mauricio Pochettino as the perfect man for the Manchester United job,
“First of all you have to give Ole an opportunity and that’s a discussion that has to take place with the Glazers,” Rooney told ESPN.”But if I had the opportunity to appoint someone, I’d go all out for Pochettino.
“I think Manchester United – certainly over the last 20, 30 years, since Alex Ferguson – have based themselves on youth players, young players, bringing players through. I think [Pochettino] gets the best out of his players whether they are younger or older.
“You see some of the young players he has brought through at Tottenham, at Southampton that have gone on to play for the national team, so I think he ticks every box in terms of his quality as a coach, but also his willingness to give youth a chance.”
“I think it wasn’t nice watching Manchester United over the last year and knowing the players weren’t happy, they weren’t enjoying it and I think all he’s done is say ‘go and play, go and express yourselves, and enjoy it’,” he added.
“When you are playing at Manchester United you are good enough to know how to play the game and to know what you have to do on the pitch. You need small details of course, but the biggest thing the players need is to just go play and to go enjoy yourself.”
Well, the Manchester United board have a very big decision to make, whether to hire Solskjaer on a permanent basis or to go out and get Pochettino.