The former Red Devols striker is set to take charge of his first game as the club’s new interim manager against Cardiff City on Saturday.

A lot has happened at Manchester United in the last few days. The English club parted ways with Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho, following the disappointing season so far. The club has now turned to their former player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to take charge of the club until the end of the campaign.

According to Sky Sports, the arrival of the new manager has brought a sense of joy and happiness in the dressing which was missing for the last few months. Solskjaer was a part of Manchester United for 15 years during Sir Alex Ferguson‘s reign and has promised a return to some of Ferguson’s methods.

Ahead about today’s game against Cardiff City, the new manager spoke to the media about what tactics and methods he is looking forward to implementing with the team.

“The manager (Ferguson) was different to every individual, maybe I should get the hairdryer out of my pocket because I’ve got a hairdryer. When the hair needs lifting I use it on myself, but I’m also not afraid of laying down the law. When your kids disappoint you, you tell them off, you don’t give them some chocolate, do you? You treat players similar to how you treat your kids really.

You want the best for them, you want to guide them and help them. But, if I get disappointed, ask Noah, Karna or Elijah (my kids) or some of the players I’ve had in Molde. Once in a while, you really have to tell them the standards we’ve got,” said Solskjaer.


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The former United player also talked about his conversation with Ferguson before joining the club as interim manager.

“I’ve been in touch quite a bit. I’m not sure what input he had (in me coming here), but when I got the call I texted the boss and I’m going to enjoy a nice cup of tea back at his house and discuss a few ideas.”

Manchester United will play Cardiff City later on Saturday evening. The club sit sixth in the table with 26 points from 17 games.