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Claim Solskjærs assistant divulged themselves

one day he had christmas with Molde FK. The other day he was in place as interim manager of Manchester United.

Ten games later the well-known: Ole Gunnar Solskjær (45) has been a resounding success at Old Trafford. Now, he is by several considered the favorite to take over the job permanently.

Nevertheless, there are diverging opinions about what Norwegian has done to travel the United. Perhaps we came even closer to the answer on Wednesday evening.

In the program "the Premier League Today" in England told fotballekspert Andy Townsend (55) about his meeting with Solskjærs assistant, Mike Phelan (56), in Leicester last Sunday. The two played together in Norwich in the late 80's.

LEGEND: Mike Phelan (right), worked together with Sir Alex Ferguson in 14 years. Now he is brought back to Old Trafford. Photo: NTB scanpix Show more

the Meeting took place in connection with the match between Leicester and Manchester United at the King Power Stadium, where United won 1-0. After a lot of speculation to assistenttreneren have divulged the truth about the success.

- I had a good talk with Mike Phelan in Leicester, " says Townsend, according to the newspaper Express.

Mike was very honest that there are some hidden secrets here. This is not something that is learned on a trenerkurs. This is about to go into a training grounds where the atmosphere was a bit depressive. No one played particularly well. But you had to tell the players how good they were.

- When they play well, you must tell them how good they are. It is not wrong to make your players into superstars. It is not wrong at all. It is part of your job, " says Townsend.

He continues:

Mike said, "We had seven or eight injuries when we arrived. Now we have one." He said that Marcos Rojo was the only thing he thought struggled a bit.

FOTBALLEKSPERT: Andy Townsend. Photo: NTB scanpix Show more

former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood was in yesterday's program.

- There is no magic wand here. No fotballtrenere have a magic wand. This is about to get the best out of the players you have.


the Statements to Townsend and Sherwood stands in contrast to all that has mentioned Solskjær almost like a sublime figure. There have been a few speculations around the duo have powered on with on the training ground Carrington.

Phelan worked alongside Sir Alex Ferguson for 14 years until 2013. When the legend retired, was also Phelan finished. Now he is brought back under Solskjær. Several have described it as that the club has found back to his DNA after five miserable years under changing regimes.

First and foremost, liberated United energy da ^ the academic degree awarded was fired. Then have Solskjær come in with the mood, tvangstrøyene is gone and confidence has come gradually into the group.

the Newspaper the Daily Mirror published yesterday evening an article that stated that Solskjær is in the driver's seat to take over the job permanently. The article is written under the heading "exclusive", and is penned by sjefskribent John Cross.

the winning streak

- Solskjær is in førerposisjonen, first and foremost because of on winning. But also because the challengers gradually fall off, writes Cross.

He believes Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino - who has been considered the favorite - has given the changing signals about the future. He does not think that Tottenhams chairman, Daniel Levy, has plans to drop him. And soon get Tottenham new stadium. It will make it attractive to be a toppskikkelse there.

Riise-put to the Solskjær-critic

The other major challenger is former Real Madrid coach Zinédine Zidane. But here think Cross that the English language will be a barrier.

Former Chelsea coach Antonio Conte and Juventus-boss Max Allegri is the other name that should be in the bowl at Old Trafford.

But the Cross is not in doubt: If the United to beat Paris Saint-Germain in the åttedelsfinalen in the Champions League at the same time as the team secures fourth place in the Premier League - so it's hard to get away from Solskjær.

the Norwegian has even expressed that he wants the job permanently.

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