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Aron Gunnarsson has had his say on Solskjaer's chances of becoming successful at Manchester United

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer got his reign at Manchester United to an ideal start with a thumping 5-1 win over former club Cardiff City.

The Norweigan legend was brought in to replace Jose Mourinho after he was given the sack by the Manchester giants last Tuesday.

After United’s worst ever start to Premier League season, something simply had to give and the Portuguese stalwart was binned.

The mood at the club changed almost instantaneously as the heavy gloom that had descended lifted.

In just three days of work, Solskjaer was able to turn one of the most dreary United sides in living memory into a fast flowing, well-oiled machine.

However, Solskjaer is still very inexperienced as far as Premier League managers go, and his record on English shores doesn’t exactly bode well.

Some fans are rightly concerned about the fact that the 45-year-old was relegated from the Premier League with Cardiff back in 2014 before heading back to Norway.

However, Aron Gunnarsson - who worked under Solskjaer during that forgettable season has come out in defence of his former manager - claiming that United fans have absolutely nothing to worry about.

Things did no according to plan at Cardiff for the Man United legend

Speaking after his team were taught a thorough lesson by Solskjaer’s reinvigorated United side, Gunnarsson went a long way to soothing some of the doubts fans may have been having.

“He came in with a positive attitude, looking at the game in a different way. He tried to impact his style of football,” said the Iceland man of Solskjaer’s Cardiff days.

“Unfortunately it didn’t work but he’s got a good squad at Man United and all the very best to him. It’s a different job.

Cardiff City v Manchester United - Premier League

“The fans know him as a legend. He’s given them good times before and it’s for them to re-live that moment again.

“He said to me it was a dream job for him to come and manage Man United because he was a player there for years and knows the club inside and out and it’s going to bring life to the fans as well having him on the side-line.”

There you have it - a glowing reference from a former player who knows exactly what the Premier League is all about.

If Solskjaer can continue on in the way he started, it could be an exciting few months for the Old Trafford faithful.

Watch this space.

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