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Solskjaer & Giggs.

Ryan Giggs says Solskjaer used to take notes of Alex Ferguson when he was injured

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The Ole Gunnar Solskjaer era at Manchester United is well underway.

A legend as a player at Old Trafford, the Norwegian cult hero is now thriving in the hot seat following Jose Mourinho's sacking.

Solskjaer is only the interim boss for now, but if he continues to deliver, he may not be returning to Molde next summer.

United have looked a different side under his leadership, beating Cardiff 5-1 and then Huddersfield 3-1 yesterday on the new boss' home bow.

Those kind of results are reminiscent of the glory days under Sir Alex Ferguson and the win over Cardiff was the first time they had scored five goals since the Scotsman was manager.

And United legend Ryan Giggs has given details on how Solskjaer used to learn from Ferguson while he was still a player at the club.

“He [Solskjaer] was always quietly confident, believed in his own ability and even though people think he’s a nice guy, he’s got an edge to him,” Giggs said, per Goal.

“He’s gradually got more experience and when he had that injury and time out he used to take notes of things Sir Alex [Ferguson] would do so I believed he would do a good job and go in to coaching.

“You just need a little bit of edge to be a manager and he has that.”

Solskjaer waves to the United fans

It seems Solskjaer was always destined to make it as United boss.

Ever since Ferguson's departure in 2013, the general consensus has been that a player who worked under the Scot would make the ideal replacement.

David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Mourinho have all enjoyed success, but seemed to fail to understand the core concepts of Ferguson's successful reign.

It's common knowledge that the Red Devils are keen on bringing in Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino in the summer.

Pochettino is United's top target

However, it may prove impossible to ignore Solskjaer's claim to be the permanent boss in a few months time - he'd be a much cheaper option as well.

Topics:
Ryan Giggs
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Football
Jose Mourinho
David Moyes
Premier League
Manchester United

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