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Ferdinand backs Solskjaer for huge success

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The former Manchester United footballer believes the Norwegian coach can do great things with the Red Devils.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over the Manchester United managing job after Jose Mourinho was sacked last December.

And after a season with lots of ups and downs, the coach will enter his first full season with the Red Devils.

Which is why former United footballer, Rio Ferdinand, believes Solskjaer only needs time to get better.

“Man United fans have to be patient,” Ferdinand was quoted by Football 365.

“The strength of Liverpool and Man City, how many points ahead they are and how far ahead they are in terms of what they’re delivering on the pitch, is huge at the moment.”

“To close that gap is going to take some going,” he added.

“But I think it’s more than just the first-team, I think the whole philosophy of the club, there needs to be a clear picture and I’m sure Ole is in the process of creating that.”

“You think of Liverpool, when [Jurgen] Klopp came in he had time to really implement his ideas, what he believes is the right strategy to go forward from a recruitment point of view but also playing style,” the former player said.

“It was the same for Pep Guardiola.”

“If Ole can get that time and can get that right, and get his ideas into the players with clarity, then they’re onto a good thing,” he concluded.