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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Jesse Lingard.

Solskjaer: I love coaching and improving players

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted he loves to improve players as the Norwegian continues to have a positive impact on his Manchester United squad.

Our caretaker manager has had a significant influence at the Aon Training Complex since returning to the club in December and he is thoroughly enjoying the job.

“Whether it is back home with my daughter’s team or it’s this, I just love working with footballers who want to improve,” said Solskjaer, in an interview with Sky Sports.

“I love speaking to them and giving them my help and my thoughts. That’s what coaching is about. It’s about improving players. It’s not about anything but that really.” 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with his United players in Dubai.
Ole got to know the players better during a training camp in Dubai last month.

The Reds are on an impressive 10-game unbeaten run under Solskjaer, which we’ll be looking to extend during a tough run of fixtures over the next couple of months. And Ole has expressed his desire to have players who can solve problems themselves during matches.

“You have to find a way to win a game,” he said. “That’s not up to me, Mike [Phelan], Kieran [McKenna] or Michael [Carrick] to tell them beforehand.

”Every game is different. We might score the first goal and it’s a different game. They [the opposition] might score the first goal and it’s a different game, so they [the players] have got to make decisions out there based on their experiences and qualities.

“Me and Mick came in and of course we wanted to bring confidence to the players, [to make them feel] that we trust them because we do.

”They are here because they are special. Manchester United never sign players if they don’t have any uniqueness or any 'X factor' about them.

“They should never forget what badge they are wearing because they are special.” 

You can read the full interview with Ole on SkySports.com.

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