While recalling the outstanding playing career of now-interim coach of the Red Devils, Jesse Lingard says Solskjaer wants then to repeat the glorious days of Manchester United. Lingard spent most of his time under the guidance of the Norwegian coach as he grew up during his youth days while practicing under Solskjaer.
Right after the extremely poor start of this season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came as an interim replacement of Jose Mourinho in December last year. And since then, he has produced some of the best performances of the Red Devils squad. Under his guidance, the team achieved 9 wins in their last 10 games.
Ole struck four times in just 14 minutes against Nottingham Forest 20 years ago today…
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 6, 2019
While talking about the playing career of the Red Devils coach, Jesse Lingard said “I think it will live forever,” and added “The scenes were crazy and to try to replicate that for us, it would be massive. I can’t imagine that feeling at that time.” He then also added “I think I was at home. I think I was at home with my family. Obviously, it was crazy scenes in Manchester.”
He said “One of the best scenes that Manchester has ever witnessed. You see that and you grow up with the dream of winning that. Obviously, it is possible and you can dream hard to make that happen.” The midfielder then added “The Baby-Faced Assassin, I remember the four goals that he scored against Nottingham Forest, was it? It was. I just remember that curly hair. He is a great; everyone used to call him ‘super-sub’. Even now, he still thinks and knows that subs come on and change games.”
Jesse Lingard said “He has been there and done that. He understands what is needed from Man United players, to wear that shirt with pride and passion and to put 100% in week-in, week-out. He passed that message to us and we are doing the same.” He added “It feels like the old United coming back. Especially with [Michael] Carrick and Mike Phelan being there as well. They have both been there and done that too.”
The Manchester United star then said “For them to be there and pass on their knowledge to us, the main points were to get back to how Man United play, and that’s attacking football,” and further added, “We are back to winning ways now and that’s the way it should be. Ole has been great since he has come in and he has got the lads working hard. He has got his structure and organization in the team. We are back to our football and winning games.”