For Ole Gunnar Solskjær must have made the journey from Cardiff back to Manchester twice feel good. Because the interim coach of Manchester United is started with the mission to help the team after the dismissal of José Mourinho back to a more vibrant Offensive. And in his first game against the relegation-threatened Welsh succeeded right from the start: United have won 5:1, the team had a very aggressive – so had not seen the Fans longer. United had a shot in may 2013 for the last Time five goals in a Premier League game – the last game of legendary coach Sir Alex Ferguson in may 2013. In addition, Solskjær was relegated a few years ago as coach of Cardiff City, England’s first League, which is why the Fans have the best opinion of the qualities of the Norwegian. On his return to the old employer, he has now to play the series of three lessons home – and hinted that he may be more than a good-humored gap-filler, until, in the summer, the new United Boss starts his Job.

came His obligation until the end of the season, surprising many. The 45-Year-old has a colorful past with the “Red Devils”, he has won as a player with them in eleven years, six Championships, in 1999, he scored in the Champions League final against FC Bayern a late goal to no longer considered possible for victory. Therefore, he has for the Fans a special Status. But as a coach he is, at least on the big stage for a newcomer. The entry into the business, he managed with the U-23 of Manchester United. With the Norwegian club Molde FK, he has won in two temporally interrupted, the commitment, twice the championship.

“Ole is a club legend”

in Between, fell in 2014, his first and somewhat successful attempt in the Premier League with Cardiff City. Many of the reactions to his employment at the highest turnover club in the world were critical. Robbie Savage, for example, a television expert and a former professional for Manchester United, told the BBC: “An interim coach, the mess shows start at United.” Solskjær had undeniable merits as a player, “but it is at Manchester United already? He is a legend, and the Fans sing his name – but for real now?“ Ed Woodward, United’s Executive Vice-Chairman and a Confidant of the owner Glazer family, said to Solskjærs commitment: “Ole is a club legend with great experience in the field and as a coach. We are confident that he can unite players and Fans for the second half of the season.“

The hope may be therefore that Solskjaer improved the least toxic atmosphere within the team and apart from that the squad existing quality uses to bring the season to a decent end. So played against Cardiff under Mourinho disgraced Paul Pogba again from the start and it was thanks to a strong performance for the man of the match.