Man Utd star Nemanja Matic reveals why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer isn't solely behind turnaround

The Red Devils were flying under Solskjaer prior to a recent blip.

Solskjaer has won 14 of his 19 games at United since replacing Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.

The Manchester United interim boss will be hoping his side bounce back from recent defeats against Arsenal in the Premier League and at Wolves in the FA Cup.

Solskjaer is expected to be named the next permanent United boss, despite the Red Devils’ interest in Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino.

United hero Solskjaer brought assistants Mike Phelan, Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna to Old Trafford following Mourinho’s ext.

And while Matic is adamant the United players want Solskjaer to stay, the Serbian admits his assistants deserve as much credit.

“I think he is a great manager,” he told ESPN.

“But you have to say also that with Mike, Michael and Kieran, they work very well together. They work as a team. It is not only Ole.

“There are people behind him who help us. I will be happy if he stays, and I hope he will.”

United’s style of play has drastically changed since Solskjaer took over at Old Trafford.

Solskjaer demanded his Red Devils players played attacking football after United’s conservative style under Mourinho.

And Matic says Solskjaer message was simple – play the ball forward!

He asked me to play more forward and to play my game,” he added.

Every game, he has showed my some videos of what I did well and what I can improve. I’m trying to do what he wants from me.

“When you have good results, the confidence is higher. Especially in our team, confidence is very important because we have a lot of young players. 

“After winning a few games under Ole, it was easier for us.

“To be honest, I don’t know exactly what he has changed. After we won at Cardiff it was easier for us to play.”


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