One thing every Manchester United fan want is attacking football, and it wasn’t something Jose Mourinho really offered until his sack a week ago.
Mourinho is a more result oriented manager, but United fans have long clamoured for attacking football at the Theatre of Dreams.
Club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer started out his job as the new boss in interesting circumstances, as the team he led out against Cardiff was exciting beyond measure and played a brand of football we haven’t seen this season. The 5-1 victory was something we haven’t seen since the days of Sir Alex Ferguson.
Solskjaer has revealed that he wants to meet with the legendary Manchester United manager to get advice.
He said: “The players have not said anything about a handbrake [being on]. But we spoke in a team meeting before the Cardiff game about when we get one goal, we want to get two. When you get two, you want to get three. That’s just the nature of this team, this club, that you always go and attack.
“It’s not going to happen in every game that you create chances like we did on Saturday. You’ve got to grind it out but it worked and with the blistering pace that we’ve got up front, they [Cardiff] had to chase the game. I don’t think any team would like to have [Jesse] Lingard, [Marcus] Rashford, [Anthony] Martial and [Paul] Pogba running at them, so why should we stop?
“I’ve spoken to Sir Alex [Ferguson] and hopefully I’ll go to his or he’ll come to me and we’ll have a cup of tea. He’s the boss and if there’s anyone who can give me proper advice – not my team-mates! – that’s him.
“The attacking philosophy is in the walls of Man United. That’s tradition, that’s history and that’s how we play. That’s how we want to play so Cardiff was a good reflection of what we want.”