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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer brought back a Sir Alex Ferguson rule for Man United's match v Tottenham

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can do no wrong at the minute.

The Norwegian had overseen five straight wins as Manchester United’s interim manager before he faced his toughest test: a trip to Wembley Stadium to take on Tottenham Hotspur.

And it was one that he passed with flying colours, with the Red Devils winning 1-0 to make it six wins from six.

“This is the real Manchester United,” David de Gea remarked at full-time, per the Mirror.

It was a reference to the way that Man United is known for playing football - overwhelming their opponents with pace and power and adopting an attacking mentality.

That style has vanished since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement but it’s coming back under Solskjaer.

Ferguson is helping the interim boss behind the scenes and the Solskjaer is adopting some of his former manager’s methods, too.

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Solskjaer brought back Ferguson rule

That extends to on the pitch and off it.

Man United’s players and staff were ordered by Solskjaer wear their club suits to Wembley on Sunday, according to the Manchester Evening News.

Jose Mourinho allowed his players to wear tracksuits to away games but Solskjaer went back to one of Ferguson’s rules.

The Scot was an advocate of United players wearing suits to away matches and on European trips.

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Michael Carrick, now on the coaching staff at Old Trafford, spoke about Ferguson’s attitude towards presentation in his autobiography.

“At Manchester United, we took great pride in how we presented ourselves in public," Carrick wrote.

"'When you're travelling through an airport, people will see you,' Sir Alex said. 'You represent the club. You wear your blazers.'

“The Boss wanted to send a message, that we not only looked the part, but we also meant business. That look creates an aura.”

Man United are returning to their old ways and they have Solskjaer to thank for that.

Whether it’s enough to earn him the manager’s job on a permanent basis remains to be seen.

Topics:
Alex Ferguson
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Football
Jose Mourinho
Premier League
David De Gea
Manchester United

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