Solskjaer manages United to 5-1 win: Fans can dream again
United sacked Mourinho last week and replaced him with Ole Gunnar Solksjaer. It was a brave move. And it was the right move.
The 5-1 win over Cardiff City was an away performance like it was 1999 again.
Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba all combined to devastating effect, tearing our shell shocked opponents apart.
Was Moyes, Van Gaal, and Mourinho all a terrible nightmare?
Sure, it had it’s moments, but suddenly it feels like we’ve got our Manchester United back.
United pressed, played attacking football, took risks, and it paid off. The shackles came off and the players proved that they were being stifled by Mourinho’s style of football.
There will be tougher challenges ahead but this was exactly what we needed.
After just one game there is already chatter from some fans that Solskjaer should be given the job full time.
It’s too early to make calls like that, but the sentiments are understandable.
If this is what Solskjaer can achieve in a few days, imagine months, years, with him in charge.
Suddenly it feels like United have limitless potential again. And that’s the way it should always be.