This post has been a long time coming, and I’m glad I waited until this moment. United have just beaten Paris Saint Germain 3-1 away from home to progress to the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League, after trailing 2-0 from the first leg. This epic comeback summed up everything about the club I love so much— a never say die attitude, courageous and passionate players, elite mentality and so much more. And the man behind it all— club Legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
No one would have predicted the impact this man has had since taking over as interim boss following Jose Mourinho’s sacking. He has restored the mentality we possessed under Sir Alex by following in his footsteps, he has proven to be tactically adept by beating top teams including Spurs and Chelsea, he has trusted the youth players such as Chong and Greenwood, and most importantly, he has restored the fans’ belief and enthusiasm. To sum it up, he’s absolutely smashed it!!
I cannot move on without mentioning the key statistics of Ole’s reign so far:
-9 away wins in a row
-Back in the top four of the Premier League (11 points behind when Mourinho was dismissed)
-First team ever in the history of the UCL to recover from a two goal deficit and progress
After all this, I fully expect Ole to be given a knighthood, crowned King of the world and most importantly, the permanent job at Manchester United. No other candidate should even be considered at this point, and I speak on behalf of all MU fans when I say this. He has done an incredible job and has restored all the amazing aspects of the game associated with our club.
And in order to continue our progress next season, we must back him well in the transfer market, and strengthen our squad significantly. If we do so, I fully expect us to challenge for every trophy available.
With time, I believe Ole can create a legacy similar to the one created by Sir Alex Ferguson. He understands United better than any manager in the planet, he has the tactical ability and knows how to bring out the best from our players, and most importantly, he’s optimistic and passionate about our club’s heritage, traditions, future and identity. After seven years, I can finally say United are in safe hands.
Ole’s at the wheel🙌🔴🔴