Solskjaer explains what United asked from him

The Manchester United manager replaced Jose Mourinho when the Portuguese coach was sacked at the end of last year.

When Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho was sacked by Manchester United last year, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer jumped up to the chance to manage the English Premier League club.

Mourinho left the Red Devils on December 18, and Solskjaer was named caretaker, but he has been unbeaten in eleven matches played with the team.

And now, he explained what and how the United board asked him to be the team’s coach.

“It’s not about making a case for me to stay,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports.

“Of course Manchester United is the place to be, everyone wants to be here and would love it.”

“But my job description was, until the summer, get us playing in a certain way, get the mood back, get results – of course, I love every single minute of it and I’ll take whatever comes when it comes,” he explained.

“It’s not just about putting smiles on faces, but that is a big part of it.”

“Making sure you come into training looking forward to the next day and enjoy what you’re doing. That’s what we’re trying to do at the moment,” the Norwegian added.

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“It’s tough being away from my family, of course, but it’s a challenge every single day here because we play Fulham now, we need three points to get into the top four, then it’s PSG, then Chelsea – it’s just challenge after challenge. It’s fantastic.”

“It felt like a defeat against Burnley,” he said about the only draw his team has under his tenure.

“Four minutes before full-time we were 2-0 down. That is a great test of character. Do we really have the hunger and urgency to come back? They did, and the supporters did.”

“The way the supporters reacted to that… that’s Manchester United. The last-ditch, winning games at the end, winning points at the end, that was fantastic,” he continued.

“We lost games when I played. We lost at home to Middlesbrough at home in the treble-winning season over the Christmas period. It’s going to happen, it’s just how you bounce back. And this club always bounces back.”

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