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Solskjaer responds to reports that Sir Alex has been working with him at Man United

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made a perfect start to life as Manchester United boss. 

He's guided the team to seven wins from seven games, and that run includes an impressive 1-0 victory away at Tottenham as the highlight.

Despite falling off the pace under Jose Mourinho, United are now back challenging for a Champions League spot.

They're level on points with Arsenal in fifth and are just three behind fourth-placed Chelsea as the race for a place in Europe's elite competition next season hots up.

Many fans and pundits are suggesting that under Solskjaer, Man United are returning to their famous old philosophy - one that Mourinho tried to steer them away from. 

Some have even been drawing similarities to how the team are - both on and off the field - to the Sir Alex Ferguson era and his sides. 

THE FERGUSON EFFECT?

Things are so similar, in fact, that many outlets have been reporting that Sir Alex is having a big personal impact on Solskjaer's team and that he's helping his former player-turned-manager out.

There was even talk of the legendary boss visiting United's training ground on multiple occasions and helping the baby-faced assassin pick his starting 11 for his first games. 

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With all these rumours floating around, Solskjaer himself has finally been asked just how much of an impact Ferguson has had - and his answer might surprise a few people.

A DIFFERENT KIND OF INFLUENCE

"We don’t speak weekly," he revealed on Monday, per the Evening Standard.  

"I haven’t spoken to him many times. He has been in to visit us just once - he has been to see (former player, Giuseppe) Rossi once. 

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"The influence is more my 15 years under him. He is 77, it is not fair to him either is it?"

So, there we have it. Ferguson has not been as involved as many reports are suggesting.

But, as Solskjaer says, he worked with Sir Alex for 15 years. So naturally, there will be a lot of similarities between their managerial styles.

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Right now though, it seems we should be giving United's interim boss the credit that he - and only he, deserves. 

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
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