Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hailed for doing this at Manchester United

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Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel has hailed manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has for the brilliant job he has done so far since taking over at the club.

“I think he’s done a tremendous job,” Schmeichel said during an Instagram Live with CNN‘s Amanda Davies.

“I think he’s far exceeded my expectations on what could be done in a relatively short period of time, it has to be said.

“Basically what he’s taken over is six years of too many different directions.

“He’s taken over players that were with Sir Alex, he’s taken over players that were with Moyes and Louis Van Gaal and then Mourinho.

“And all of them are different. They’re different in their approach, their different in the players they like. So he’s not really had an opportunity to build what he wants but he has.

“I think he has been helped by circumstances for absolutely sure but he’s given opportunities to players who you always thought that they were good, they could do the job but because of the lack of patience or understanding of the players ability they weren’t given a chance.”

Schmeichel believes Solskjaer has got the best out of previously underperforming players.

“Fred has been, for me, absolutely instrumental in how well the club has done this season,” the legendary Dane added.

“He was always perfect for the club but he’s now been given playing time and the more time he’s been given, the more confidence he’s gained and for me, he’s been one of the great stories this season at Manchester United.

“Of course it’s down to Fred but it’s down to Ole for giving him that confidence. I like that.

“I like the way he’s kind of introduced players that were already there but are now in the first team and are now playing well.

“He’s also brought all these values in. The players now know them.

“If you don’t share our values, there’s no place for you here. So you have to live up to his values.

“He’s bringing in his own culture and you can see it and it’s there and it’s brilliant.”