How Much Solskjaer Will Get If He Delivers Champions League For United

Nemanja Matic started alongside Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera at the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday and thrived in midfield as United found small pockets of space between the lines.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hasn't even been at Manchester United a week but he already seems to have made a huge impact as the new interim manager.

United sit sixth in the table, already eight points off the top four, with almost half the season gone.

The Norwegian's caretaker spell in charge until the end of the season got off to a dream start as United threw off the shackles, that led to turgid football and deteriorating results under Jose Mourinho, to thrash Cardiff 5-1.

"It's not easy, I don't think it will be easy, but I'm looking forward to it and I think the boys are looking forward to playing at Old Trafford".

United are in this season's Champions League and face Paris St-Germain in the last 16.

We've put together a predicted lineup as Solskjaer goes in search of yet another comprehensive win...

"If you lose the ball, win it back, and play the United way - attacking football, entertaining football".

And according to the Sunday Times, a key Manchester United player was the catalyst for his departure.

"That's the only game they're looking at in the Champions League".

The report also claims that some of the squad celebrated Mourinho's departure having fallen out with the manager.

Solskjaer instead seems intent on implementing the United way he learned at the heel of Ferguson for so long.

"It's a good move for the club, and it'll be fascinating to see how Ole sets the team up and how they play".

  • Stacy Allen