Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Solskjaer: I will keep doing things my way

Saturday 21 December 2019 22:30

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he will continue to do the job his way, as he reflects on a year in charge of the team.

The boss has a clear vision of where he wants to take his side and has experienced highs and lows over the past 12 months. It is clear he is enjoying the responsibility of leading the club where he was worshipped as a goalscoring idol and is prepared for all the challenges that lie ahead.

When asked by a Sunday newspaper journalist to pick one thing he has taken from his time at the helm, he replied: "It's so hard to say. I'm learning all the time, learning about the players.

“For me, you stick to your principles, stick to your values and do it your own way. Just be yourself.

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"I've got to be myself. If that means I'm shouting at the players and they don't like it, so be it. If I'm gentle with them and maybe they think I should have been hard on them, I've got to be me.

“With the staff I've got, I can be me. The staff is just fantastic and I'm so pleased and privileged to have the staff I've got and the players I've got.

“I'm looking forward to the training sessions and coming in every day. I don't mind even talking to you lot [in the press]. I've got to be me and I'm not going to play any mind games with you, or anyone, I'll just be me." 

The manager also reiterated he will only have players working for him that he considers to be the right people.

As the transfer window is opening again in January, he has stressed he has the last word on any signings.

"I’ll always have the final say," he said. "I'm not going to let any players in the door without me saying yes, definitely.

“It has to be that way. It's a very good process and, of course, if I don't like a player, I don't want him here."

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