One of the toughest jobs for Manchester United managers since Sir Alex Ferguson’s days was to impress the club’s former players.
Many of them are experts, and most of them have had a sensational career in Old Trafford in which they won numerous trophies with the club.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was not quite in the spotlight like David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho because he is a club legend himself.
But he had to prove worthy to lead United – and one can say with certainty that he’s done a great job in the past few months.
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United has won seven of their last ten games and was last beaten in January.
The upswing in results could be due to a number of factors, but it seems that most believe that the club’s successful transfer window is directly responsible.
In January Manchester United brought Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo.
Roy Keane spoke about Sky Sports and explained why he had changed his mind about United because of Fernandes.
“I think the signs were a lot better last month, obviously Fernandes is coming in. I think they’re building a little momentum,” said Keane at Sky Sports.
“We saw at the end of last season that they had faded. I think they are now in a very good position to be in the top 4 and win a few trophies.”
“Yes I think so [a trophy and top four would be a very good season]. I think where they have been in the past 12 months go back to the game against Everton last year when you thought it was a big problem for the club.
“But the signs have been a lot better in the last month or two, but there’s another big week ahead. Coming to Everton is a tough game for them, they have a cup game and then obviously Man City next week.”
“They have an enormous dynamic now. I think they have a great chance [of getting in the top four]. We wanted to chase Chelsea, keep going Leicester, I think they have that momentum. ”
Keane is not the only former Manchester United star to change his mind about the Red Devils in the past few months.
Rio Ferdinand spoke recently about signing Ighalo and admitted that he was surprised at how good the striker was for United.
“Eight games, three starts, four goals and one assist,” said Ferdinand. “All the people who say ‘What are we going to do to sign it?’ I was one of them, I have to admit it.
“He has proven the opposite to all of us. It is refreshing to see someone like a supporter. He looks delighted to be there like thanking Ole every day.
“This boy looks like he’s happy to be there, and whatever he is supposed to do, he will do his best.
“It shocked me to see what he did, and he didn’t make them world thugs, but they needed something and he did it.
“Rashford will appreciate playing with someone like this when he’s fit again. He has something different than everyone else on the team.
“He’s different if we don’t go in our direction. He has influenced the games every time he comes onto the field. I like that.”