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Forget the 5-1 victory over Cardiff, It is too early to praise Solskjaer!



Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United scored five goals for the first time this season and it’s coming days after the club parted ways with José Mourinho.

Prior to Mourinho’s dismissal, the Red Devils often concede the first goal in most of the matches played in the season and they always labour hard to salvage a point.

However last night’s display was in total contrast to what we’ve seen all through this season.

Solskjaer, who replaced the Portuguese manager as an interim manager last week Tuesday, seemed to have changed the player’s mentality and he has made them understand that is no point drawing a game when you have every reason to win maximum points.

After last night’s five-star performance from Solskjaer’s men, every Old Trafford fans have been singing the manager’s praise and they even want him on a permanent basis.

As much as the whole club— including Vice-chairman Ed Woodward, former player Peter Schmeichel and fans — are happy and praising the Norwegian for the impact he’s had on the team within four days, it is equally important to let everyone know that it’s too early to praise the inexperienced manager.

It seems we’ve all forgotten so quickly that Mourinho’s start to life at Old Trafford was as good as the whole of Ferguson’s regime at the club. We all know how it ended for the former Real Madrid boss.

If Mourinho’s story isn’t enough to open your mind to the truth that Solskjaer hasn’t proved himself yet, you can take a little look at United’s arch-rivals Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea.

Maurizio Sarri, who is in the Premier League for the first time in his managerial career, started the season in a very impressive and brilliant way as he was unbeaten in 11 Premier League games.

His undefeated run after 11 matches forced the Blues supporters to sing his praise as they tagged him ‘the best man for their coaching job’

When his inexperience would get the better of him, it was a newly promoted club Wolves who defeated his team.

Yesterday’s defeat to Leicester City— despite playing at Stamford Bridge— showed to Chelsea fans that they were too early to have showered praises on the Italian manager.

The Blues are now looking ordinary after 18 round of matches. This is not to say that the Italian manager hasn’t brought tremendous changes to the West London club but I’m only saying the fans were too early to praise the former Napoli manager.

You can call me a prophet of doom — if you wish to — but the fact remains Solskjaer is not an experienced manager who can easily turn things around so soon.

Therefore, let’s not get carried away with a 5-1 win over a struggling Cardiff City, else, we would blame ourselves for thinking the Norwegian is the best man to replace Alex Ferguson

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