Luke Shaw has praised Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for reinstating “attacking, quick play” at Manchester United.
The Norwegian replaced Jose Mourinho earlier this month as he took over at Old Trafford until the end of the season, and he’s won his first two matches in charge at Cardiff and at home to Huddersfield.
Solskjaer’s side take on Bournemouth at home on Sunday, and left-back Shaw – who infamously felt Mourinho’s wrath on several occasions during the Portuguese’s time in charge – says the former United striker knows exactly what the club’s fans want.
“I think you can see from the outside how much he has changed things in such a short space of time,” Shaw told Sky Sports .
“He is just a really positive manager, he knows what the club needs and also what the fans want in the way we are playing.
“He’s bringing that attacking, quick play back to Old Trafford. I’m sure the fans are going to appreciate that as much as we [the players] do.”
Although the dismissal of Mourinho was largely expected following United’s below-par start to the season which has left them 19 points off top spot, the appointment of Solskjaer as interim boss was a surprise.
And Shaw says he had no clue that it was happening.
“The truth? My girlfriend told me,” he said.
“I woke up in the morning and had a shower and she ran out of the room and told me.
“I did not have a clue, I didn’t look at my phone or anything. That’s how I found out… from my girlfriend.”