Solskjaer says he's 'home' after taking United job

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes to make his position permanent. Reuters

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should get the Manchester United manager's job on a permanent basis if he can push them into the Premier League's top four by the end of the season, according to former Old Trafford striker Dimitar Berbatov.

However, sources said that the mood has now changed significantly since Mourinho's sacking, with the squad now looking forward to "enjoying their football and their life again".

The Frenchman was alienated by Jose Mourinho towards the end of the Portuguese's reign at Old Trafford and was an unused substitute in his final game at Anfield last Sunday. Even with the supporters, any of my feelings. I'm one of them but it's not something we've talked about. You want the best for them. It's about man management.

"I was there [Barcelona] since 13-years-old, you know the club that's an advantage for sure, knowing the people and how it works, everything, it's important's important. you have been there in he past and you know many things about the club, that's something positive". There are a set of demands and one of them is to be a team player.

"Why should I be sharing more now? That's my comeback to players, you might come on make an impact". You have so many quality players that I want to get the best out of.

"But the modern player, they're not just weak players, they're very weak human beings".

"You know with your kids when they disappoint you, you tell them off, you don't give them some chocolate do you?"

It was not just the player's that the new gaffer spoke positively about as he heaped praise on his new members of staff, Mike Phelan and Michael Carrick.

"They are going to do their process for the next six months".

Solskjaer said: "He's had a couple of days off, so I've not seen him yet".

Solskjaer said in the summer, while he was still at Norwegian side Molde, that if he were United manager he would build a team around Paul Pogba - and finding a system that plays to the French World Cup winning midfielder's strengths could be his best bet. The returning Mike Phelan will add a much-needed sense of urgency and drive to any players who may now be thinking this will be an easy ride for half a year.

Only five coaches in Europe have won more silverware than Mourinho, namely Jock Stein, Ottmar Hitzfeld, Valeriy Lobanovskyi, Mircea Lucescu and Sir Alex Ferguson. "The way he dealt with people, the way he was the manager of the club, how he kept 25 global players happy and hungry, wanting to improve, but also the staff in and around the place".

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