He was happy.
of Course he was happy. And relieved.
For Saturday's debut as Manchester United manager, not only was the course good. It was gone beyond all expectations. For him, for the club and for the team.
5-1 in the first over Cardiff City and work in peace over the holidays.
The good mood, as Norwegian Ole Gunnar Solskjær has come into the club this week was not only rubbed off on the players on the field, it flowed also out of the interview after the match.
- It was a great start. There are still things to work with, but it here we will enjoy, said the Norwegian.
- We knew that we should not fight with them. For that they would be better than us. The ball was down on the ground, pasningerne have to be quick, and we have to be quick. And I think we showed in the third goal, said Solskjær, with reference to Anthony Martials almost perfect score of 2. half-time, when he had combined himself elegantly through the Cardiff defensive with the help of delicious shots from Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard, before he passed Neil Etheridge in the Cardiff goal.
A regular drømmemål, who sent United's travelling fans in rapture.
There has been said and written a lot about Pogba in connection with the dismissal of José Mourinho and the appointment of Solskjær. Partly, it was obvious to everyone that the hundedyre and easier controversial frenchman was not pot and frying pan with Mourinho. In turn, he knows Solskjær from previous cooperation.
And Pogba played a good match against Cardiff.
- He will come with it, he can. He is a kvailtetsspiller, I have worked with him before. And I've enjoyed the last few days, and I come to the next four-five months, he said with a smile.
United is number six in the Premier League - eight points behind Chelsea and Arsenal in the next seats. 2. on christmas day waiting for Huddersfield Town at home at Old Trafford. Then they meet Bournemouth at home 30. december, before Newcastle United at stamford bridge ends the christmas nytårsprogrammet of 2. January.