Manchester United are the biggest club in England, but United’s reputation since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson has waned as the club has been unable to fight for the Premier League title ever since.
United have experienced their worst start to a league season since 1990, and this has led to the sack of Jose Mourinho with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appointed as the new manager on interim basis.
Solskjaer couldn’t have asked for a better start as the manager of Manchester United as United ended up beating Cardiff City 5-1 away from home in just his first game in charge of the club.
The win was reminiscent of United’s old days under Sir Alex Ferguson as the team played free-flowing and exciting football away from home.
The 5-1 win over Cardiff on Saturday was the first time in a Premier League game Manchester United have scored five goals in a match since Sir Alex Ferguson’s last game in charge in 2013.
Solskjaer has now vowed to bring back the fear factor back to Old Trafford, something we haven’t seen in many years.
He said after the victory: “That’s important because when I played at Old Trafford, you felt at home. You walked out onto that pitch and even though in the 90th minute you haven’t scored, you still think ‘We can win this’.
“This doesn’t happen every game. It just doesn’t happen that you score in the first three minutes and you score five goals. So days will come when we hit the post instead of the inside, so it’s just that patience and never-give-up attitude that teams fear at Old Trafford.”
Can he really do this?