Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is having a dream start to his tenure as a Manchester United manager. The Norwegian has breathed new life to a waning team and has got them firing on all cylinders again.
United have scored 8 goals and conceded 2 in the 2 games under Solskjaer. Under their new manager, they registered 33 shots, with 19 of them on target and had an average of 70% possession. They attempted a total of 1274 passes, with 85% accuracy in the two games. Manchester United’s playing style in those games was entirely different from the flaccid ways of Jose Mourinho and this has brightened the mood at Old Trafford.
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Even though his appointment is until the end of this season, the Norwegian will be hoping that he can put up a good enough show to be in contention for the full-time post. His impact in the team has been instantaneous and it must have caught the notice of the upper management at Old Trafford.
While the results will have the final say at the end of the season, he has already displayed attributes that has made him stand out among the crowd. Today, we take a look at 5 special qualities that make Solskjaer the ideal man to lead Manchester United
#5 Excellent Motivator
Ever since his first press conference, the Norwegian was full of smiles. There was a certain degree of positivity about him that immediately lit up the sad faces at Old Trafford.
His reaction to the questions and his optimism was a welcome change from the gloomy nature of the Mourinho conferences at the later stages of the Portuguese’s tenure. If Solskjaer impressed the press during the first meet, he was even more efficient with his handling of the players at the club.
The Norwegian has been a great motivator so far, already getting his team warming up to his tactics. The players who had looked disinterested and lacklustre just a couple of weeks ago, suddenly showed renewed vigour.
The whole team played as a unit and looked to have improved a lot in these few days. All of this was possible because Solskjaer was able to inspire his team and give them a new lease of life.
A good leader is someone who makes his team better by believing in them and instilling positivity among the team members. Solskjaer has done just that in the very little time he has been at Old Trafford as a manager.
This shows that United were correct in selecting him for the job. The Norwegian’s ability to motivate the men around him makes him an ideal manager for Manchester United.