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Solskjaer reveals Man United was a mess before he took over from Mourinho



Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears to have taken a swipe on his predecessor Jose Mourinho saying he inherited a complete mess when he took over from the Portuguese manager, Mirror reports.

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The Norweigian took over from the Portuguese tactician in December 2018 after United’s record poor run of form. But Solskjaer was in charge of the side which pummeled LASK Linz 5-0 away from home in the Europa League.

Manchester United’s next game will be against Tottenham which means both managers will go face-to-face at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Since taking over from Mourinho at United in December 2018, Solskjaer has got rid of nine players and signed four permanently, in a complete overhaul of the squad.

“I felt a lot needed to be changed,” said Solskjaer.

“We’ve signed four players, lost quite a few and promoted from within, with lots of youngsters. I don’t know how dramatic those changes have been.

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“I don’t think it feels dramatic for the squad and the ones that were here. We needed certain pieces in the puzzle and they’ve worked.

“I believe that we’re going places. I believe that we’re on the track that Manchester United need to be on.

“There are different cultures at different clubs and different ways of doing things and I believe in the way we do things now.

“I don’t necessarily believe in everything we’ve done before, but at the moment I believe in what we’re doing.

“I think I’m the right man, but I’m not going to sit here and talk about that. The proof is in the pudding at the end of the day.”

Latest report from England has it that the threat of the deadly coronavirus has forced Premier League chiefs to suspend English topflight games until April 3.