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Luke Shaw says he found out about Man United appointing Solskjaer from his girlfriend

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After two consecutive wins in the Premier League with eight goals scored in the process, it's safe to say Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done a mighty job at changing the atmosphere around Manchester United.

Solskjaer was tasked with leading the side through the remainder of the 2018/19 season following the long-overdue departure of Jose Mourinho earlier this month.

Both fans and players seem rejuvenated by the appointment - and the results certainly show as much.

Paul Pogba seems to have benefitted from Solskjaer's tactics the most, scoring twice against Huddersfield and tallying two assists in the side's previous game against Cardiff.

News of the Norwegian stepping in to manage the side took many by surprise. Especially given the former striker's previous managerial record in the Premier League for the Bluebirds that leaves much to be desired.

One player who seemed particularly staggered by the news was Luke Shaw.

Shaw had long been subject to public criticisms over his fitness and mentality by Jose Mourinho before re-emerging as the side's first-choice left-back at the start of this season.

In a recent interview with Sky Sports, the 23-year-old revealed exactly how he found out who his new boss was.

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He said: "The truth? My girlfriend told me.

"I woke up in the morning and had a shower and she ran out of the room and told me.

"I did not have a clue, I didn't look at my phone or anything. That's how I found out: from my girlfriend."

Shaw then went on to talk about how the Norwegian has managed to change the mood in the United camp in such a short period of time, as well as how fans have responded to his approach.

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"I think you can see from the outside how much he has changed things in such a short space of time," he continued.

"He is just a really positive manager, he knows what the club needs and also what the fans want in the way we are playing.

"He's bringing that attacking, quick play back to Old Trafford. I'm sure the fans are going to appreciate that as much as the players do."

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Solskjaer has a chance to extend his perfect record at the helm of United against Bournemouth on Sunday. A third consecutive win would be a massive step for United towards closing the gap on Arsenal in fifth.

The Gunners themselves face a tough clash against Liverpool on Saturday evening. With a rather tepid recent run of form for Unai Emery's side, dropping points against the Reds is certainly a possibility.

Topics:
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Football
Unai Emery
Jose Mourinho
Paul Pogba
Luke Shaw
Premier League
Manchester United
Arsenal
Liverpool

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