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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the new Manchester United manager..

Mason Greenwood is on the lips of Man United fans after Solskjaer's first interview

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the Manchester United manager - few saw that coming this time last week.

A comprehensive defeat to Liverpool on Sunday proved to be the end of Jose Mourinho's hit-and-miss era at Old Trafford, paving the way for the ex-United forward to take over.

It'll only be temporarily, for now - there's a contract until the end of the season with room for a permanent one - but change is guaranteed at the very least.

The doubts will be there, of course, given that Solskjaer's previous experience in the Premier League was a pretty disastrous one with Cardiff City.

But funnily enough, the Welsh side will be his first opponents as United boss when he takes his new team south on Saturday.

That match will prove to be everyone's first look at how different things will be post-Mourinho.

Will United finally get the attacking football they've wanted? Will the players suddenly look more energised? Will Paul Pogba be trusted again?

Well, while there will be plenty of guessing and excitement ahead of Solskjaer's first squad announcement, he did provide a hint in his first interview as United boss.

Solskjaer is already winning some fans over.

“I was in the reserves, I’ve been on that side of it," he told MUTV. "The link between the academy and the first team. I know how important it is that me and Nicky [Butt] speak a lot.

"It doesn’t go back to just the Class of 92, it goes back to Sir Matt Busby. 'If you’re good enough you’re old enough'.

"I really hope I can be a part of that tradition. There’s some great youngster coming through."

Those words have immediately caught the eye of fans who are really hoping to see 17-year-old Mason Greenwood before too long.

It looks like Solskjaer has already begun to say the right things in the eyes of United fans.

Greenwood hit the headlines recently with a hat-trick in the Youth Cup that handed Chelsea their first defeat in the competition since 2013.

The teenager has 22 goals in 19 starts across three age groups this year and he will surely be near the front of the academy line for the first team.

Topics:
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Football
Jose Mourinho
Paul Pogba
Premier League

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