Nemanja Matic explains Solskjaer's four instructions to Man Utd players in team meeting

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hasn't even been at Manchester United a week but he already seems to have made a huge impact as the new interim manager.

On Saturday the players looked reinvigorated against Cardiff City as they ran out 5-1 winners in Wales. Marcus Rashford, Ander Herrera, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard (2) grabbed the goals.

United played the kind of attacking football that was once synonymous with sides managed by Sir Alex Ferguson, who has reportedly been speaking to Solskjaer behind the scenes.

The Norwegian is a relatively inexperienced manager, so he's going to need all the help he can get between now and the end of the season.

It's important that the players realise they were also culpable for their form while Mourinho was manager and strive to work hard under Solskjaer.

With a new manager brings a new style of play and that's exactly what Solskjaer - who favours fast and free-flowing attacking football, unlike Mourinho - is trying to reintroduce.

Nemanja Matic started alongside Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera at the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday and thrived in midfield as United found small pockets of space between the lines.

Speaking after the match, the Serbian explained how the players know it wasn't just Mourinho's fault and revealed details of team meetings with Solskjaer about their new way of playing.

Cardiff City v Manchester United - Premier League

Solskjaer apparently gave the players four clear instructions: "To play more forward, to be more dangerous in attack, to run more [and] to compete with everything."

Matic said, per Manchester Evening News: "We know it's not only the manager's fault that results are not good, but this is football and we have to carry on and to fight for the club.

"He (Solskjaer) is only two days with us but we had a few meetings. He said we need to play more forward, to be more dangerous in attack, to run more [and] to compete with everything.

Cardiff City v Manchester United - Premier League

"That's exactly what we did today and we are happy because of that."

United seem to have found the ideal man to navigate them through the rest of the season as they look for Mourinho's permanent replacement.

But if Solskjaer continues to make a big impression, perhaps United's board should consider the idea of giving him the job.

Anthony Martial
Jose Mourinho
Ander Herrera
Paul Pogba
Premier League
Nemanja Matic
Manchester United

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