Current interim Manchester United boss Ole Gunner Solskjaer has admitted he doesn’t want to leave his current position at the club he made his name after seeing his side win their fourth game in a row since he took over from the sacked Jose Mourinho three weeks ago.
United’s 0-2 defeat of Newcastle saw Solskjaer become just the second coach in the club’s history to win their opening for games in charge, the last being the legendry Sir Matt Busby back in 1946.
During the post match interview, the 45 year old was asked when in May he would be leaving, to which he replied;
“I don’t want to”.
An answer that would cause concern with his current club Molde in his native Norway, who have stated from the start that they are only lending their manager to the Red Devils and fully expect him to return at the end of the premier league season.
On the night his side had continued their recent return to form with a professional display against a stubborn Newcastle side that defended well for the opening 60 minutes.
As it stands seven of United’s 12 goals under Solskjaer coming in the first half, United continued to push forward from the start, although the Newcastle defence seemed prepared for an onslaught, it was only a number of last-ditch tackles and some excellent keeping from Slovakian keeper Martin Dubravka that kept the hosts in the game and level at the break.
With this new United attuide and free flowing attack was a danger though out and eventually they found a crack in the 64th minute which allowed Romelu Lukaku (pictured) to score his second in successive games for the club.
The Belgium international took just 38 seconds on the pitch to open the scoring after reacting quickest when Dubravaka was unable to control a Marcus Rashford free kick to tap the ball into the net to give his side a deserved lead.
However their was nothing the keeper could do to prevent his side going 2-0 down with ten minutes remaining, Marcus Rashford providing the finishing touch to a wonderful team move that included Paul Pogba, Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, who was playing his first game since Solskjaer took over.
United’s next game is against Championship side Reading on Saturday as they enter this years F.A.Cup, before they face their sternest test since Solskjaer’s arrival when they travel to Wembley to take on second placed Tottenham on Sunday January 13th.
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