After Ed Woodward confirmed his departure, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer calls on the club to find the right man.


Manchester United coach insists that they have to find the right man for the job considering the club’s interest at heart. Amid the former teammate Edwin van der Sar speculation, Solskjaer claims United can’t employ on ‘sentiment’.

Despite the former Keeper’s speculations, Solskjaer believes United must employ the right man rather than taking the sentimental approach.

“It’s important we employ the right man – we can’t employ on sentiment but to have Man Utd’s best interests at heart – that’s one of the criteria of course,” Solskjaer said.

“But I’m not the one who writes the job description. So, of course, my job now is to take care of results but whoever (comes in). I’m hopeful I can have a good working relationship with and I can provide results,” he added.

However, Solskjaer is confident the Red Devils can move on and continue to make the progress even after Ed Woodward.

“I’m pretty sure that we will be able to move on and move forward. We have to deal with Ed’s departure; we’ve had a very good working relationship. He brought me in here, he supported me,” the Norwegian said.

“I’ve not been involved in discussions over a successor. But if they ask my opinion and it comes to that, I’ll voice my opinion on what we need. But I’m sure the club is capable of moving forward,” Solskjaer opined.

Meanwhile, Solskjaer warns Manchester United to be at their best when they face Leeds United on Sunday.

Solskjaer knows exactly the size of the task awaiting his side at Elland Road despite the first round convincing 6-2 victory.

“We know the history about the Leeds of the old days, Super Leeds, that was the generation before mine. That was my dad’s generation and he’s grown up with seeing them winning the league,” Solskjaer said.

He continued, “I feel the same now with Leeds team coming up this year. They’ve shown their quality and they’re going to stretch us.