Solskjaer: The first interview
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave his first interview as Manchester United's caretaker manager exclusively to MUTV on Thursday afternoon.
In his chat with Stewart Gardner, which you can see in full in the official Manchester United app, the former Reds striker said he will “enjoy the ride” as he takes charge of the first team for the remainder of the 2018/19 season.
"First of all, it feels like I'm coming home," said the Norwegian. "It’s been a whirlwind few days, of course, but it’s just great to see everyone again. It’s for six months and I'm going to enjoy the ride.
As he adapts to his new role, Solskjaer is faced with four games in the space of 11 days during a busy festive period for the Reds, starting with a trip to his former club Cardiff City on Saturday in his first match in charge.
Despite the hectic schedule, Ole is keen to get to know the squad and insists every player will have an opportunity to show what they are capable of.
“The amount of games coming up is no problem because we’ve got an amazing squad, we’ve got 23-24 players,” Solskjaer said. “They are all quality and they’ll all get a chance now with the amount of games coming up. They’ve got a chance to show they are Man United players.”
Although he says the coaching staff's work will include the scouting of opponents, Ole explained he is eager to keep the focus on his own talented group of players.
“We’ve got a great set-up at the club with all of the analysts here,” he said. “When I came in this morning [Thursday], they were watching Cardiff [videos]. But it's not just about the opposition - it's about us, it's about Man United, it's about our players knowing what they can do. We want to see them express themselves."
You can watch the full interview with Solskjaer in the Official Manchester United App, which you can download here.