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Solskjaer on the need to take risks as United’s manager

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes he is the right man for the Manchester United job considering his knowledge of attacking football and risk-taking.

Solskjaer is on a 10 game unbeaten run having won nine and drawn one of their matches in all competitions since he became the caretaker boss.

The Red Devils have notched in 25 goals in Solskjaer’s 10 games in charge, as many as they managed in Mourinho’s final 17 matches.

And Solskjaer, who struggled at Cardiff City in his only previous spell as a manager in the Premier League, thinks only those who embrace United’s attacking philosophy are likely to succeed.

“It is easier here because I know what the DNA and identity of Manchester United is and what a Manchester United player is,” he told FourFourTwo via Sky Sports.

“It’s a winning identity. It’s a confident identity. We want to take risks. We want to go for the second, the third and the fourth goal because that’s just how we do things at Manchester United. If you can’t handle that then you are at the wrong club.”

The former forward thinks he is better suited to managing a club like United, who are more accustomed to fighting at the top end of the table.

“This is a completely different club and situation to come into,” he said. “I know the culture and identity of the club and the playing style.

“Manchester United, of course, suits me a lot more than a club that struggles towards the bottom of the table. I wasn’t ready for that fight. I didn’t say I wasn’t ready for the Premier League. That’s different.

“My belief is to trust players and to trust them to play the right way. To try to dominate teams, to try to win games the right way. To play the way that we do now with Manchester United. I should have flipped that mentality into a different one at a team that struggles against relegation.

“Since [retiring in] 2007, I have watched the majority of games and, of course, I had my opinion on what’s been going right and what’s been going wrong [at United]. So, I think I was more prepared for this one.”