Sir Alex Ferguson praises Solskjaer’s work at Manchester United

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Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has praised Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for putting his faith in youngsters at Old Trafford and getting the results.

At the time of writing, we’ve just on the back of a 4-2 defeat at home against arch-rivals Liverpool. Although it’s never excusable, at least we can say at full-time we’ve had a better season than the reigning champions, who ended their 30-year wait for league success before throwing it down the drain.

However, in an interview on Thursday, Fergie spoke also about how proud he is of Marcus Rashford’s campaign for free school meals.

Rashford scored United’s second goal in tonight’s defeat but sadly it wasn’t enough to force a comeback.

The former manager recalls how Solskjaer was taking notes for the future as a player.

“He had a will that he wanted to be a manager, and at a club like Manchester United, it’s a result industry, without question,” he said of the Norwegian, as quoted by ESPN.

“If you don’t get results there’s questions to be asked. He is getting the results, he really has done very well.

“And what is really important for this club is to introduce young people, and he’s given young players a chance.

“The young guys, if they are good enough, play them. Never a problem at this club.”

On Rashford, he said: “I was so proud of him, I really was.”

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