Embattled Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the backing of legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson and that proved vital in buying him some time in the quest to turn things around at the club.
Solskjaer came under a lot of criticisms after his team collapsed to a Mohamed Salah-led Liverpool team at the Theatre of Dreams. Egyptian international Salah was a thorn in the flesh of the Manchester United players as he scored a treble and also added an assist on the way to the 5-0 thumping of the Red Devils as Liverpool recorded their biggest win over their arch rivals in the Premier League era. Apart from Salah, Guinean star Naby Keita and Portuguese forward Diogo Jota also scored for Liverpool.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaerplayed under Sir Alex Ferguson for 11 years and it’s not surprising that he has the backing of the Scotsman. Solskjaer made his biggest contribution as a Manchester United player during the 1999 UEFA Champions League final against German champions Bayern Munich at the Nou Camp. The Norwegian scored the winning goal as Manchester United scored twice in stoppage time to overturn a deficit and beat the Germans 2-1 to win the Champions League title on offer that season. Manchester United were able to complete an unprecedented treble thanks to that Champions League title win. They had earlier won the Premier League and the FA Cup titles.