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Solskjaer has had an incredible start as Manchester United boss..

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doesn't want to be 'boss' to his staff thanks to Sir Alex

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has turned the fortunes of Manchester United around in brilliant style.

The team have gone from an inconsistent, lethargic side that wasn't really going anywhere to one that must fancy their Champions League chances this season.

They just keep winning, with Solskjaer immediately changing the image of the side to something resembling his own time as a player.

For an 'interim' manager, that's quite brilliant.

Solskjaer has performed a job that fans could only have dreamt of when he took over and it's put him at the front of the line for a permanent role.

But despite coming in and stamping his own methods on the club, Solskjaer isn't actually known as 'boss' throughout United.

To the staff, he's simply 'Ole', and he revealed why in an interview with Norwegian podcast 'Fotballklubben'.

Solskjaer was asked what the players and Mike Phelan, his assistant, call him.

"They [the players] call me Boss, Mike calls me Ole," he said. "I think its wrong for people I've worked with and played with to call me anything but Ole."

Sir Alex Ferguson and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Before adding: "There is only one boss, and that is Sir Alex [Ferguson]."

That's a drum that Solskjaer has beaten ever since he took over; Ferguson is the boss at the club and he's simply trying to continue his methods.

It's a philosophy that has worked incredibly well so far. Others have arrived at Old Trafford and tried to change things but Solskjaer firmly believes they were wrong to do so.

And it's very hard to argue with that.

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