Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done everything right so far, winning four games out of four.
United will only decide on a permanent successor to Jose Mourinho at the end of the season.
Solskjaer’s happy ride at United could be over by June, so he should look to leave more than just more happy memories at Old Trafford.
This month Solskjaer has a chance to leave a legacy in the transfer market.
There may potentially be one or two short term signings like Toby Alderweireld or even Kalidou Koulibaly, who are on United’s radar anyway. Solskjaer can’t take too much credit for that.
The way for Solskjaer to really leave his mark is to identify one or two stars of the future and ensure United snap them up. He will be forever remembered for picking them out.
Ryan Giggs told Sky Sports that he advised United to sign both Kylian Mbappe and Gabriel Jesus while they were relative unknowns.
Sadly he wasn’t listened to, particularly in the case of Mbappe.
This is Solskjaer’s chance to make sure United sign a top young talent who he can be remembered by, as ‘his signing’.
There will be top prospects he has always wanted to manage, but hasn’t been able to because Molde did not have the finances or pulling power. Now at United, he has both.
It’s a one off opportunity he can’t waste, and Ed Woodward and co must listen to him.