Arsenal legend Ian Wright has hailed Manchester United Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for his man-management of Luke Shaw and Eric Bailly since taking charge at Old Trafford.
Prior to this season, Shaw and Bailly have failed to live up to expectations since moving to the club. The form of both players have drastically improved as they have been among the club’s best performers this season as we fight for the Premier League title.
Analysing United’s 2-1 win over Fulham on Optus Sport, Wright said: “What’s happening is the top players are showing their mettle now. [Paul] Pogba doesn’t need too much space and time to score that goal, Bruno Fernandes can come alive in a couple of minutes and win that goal.
“I think you have to look at their defence, their defence is very solid now.
“Luke Shaw has to get some form of flowers, simply because of the way he’s transformed himself with everything that’s happened to him, from 2015 when he had the double fracture and struggled with his fitness. Mourinho didn’t help him in that time.
“What we’ve seen with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, which he has to get the maximum amount of respect for, is his man-management of this team.
“The way this team is playing, Luke Shaw and his re-emergence to being a top player and he’s probably getting himself in the conversation for England now.
“I love the transformation of Eric Bailly and then you can just leave it to them guys up front, [Edinson] Cavani in there, it’s starting to look like a Man United side that – if they can start a lot quicker in games which doesn’t seem to bother them anyway because they come back – they’re gonna be amongst it, without a shadow of a doubt.”