Ole Gunnar Solskjaer becomes first Manchester United boss to win Manager of the Month since Sir Alex Ferguson


Solskjaer’s three wins and one draw from January have not gone unnoticed

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has ended Manchester United’s Manager of the Month drought.

The Norwegian has become the first Old Trafford boss to win the award in over six years.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with his Manager of the Month award for January

Solskjaer, who was appointed interim manager in December, oversaw three wins and one draw in January.

Sir Alex Ferguson was the last United chief to win the award, back in October 2012.

David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho were never winners of the monthly gong.

Solskjaer has won nine of his 10 games since replacing Mourinho.

He said: “The more you know the culture of the club, the culture of the players and the way that we have been successful, that has helped me.

“I’ve got some fantastic coaches, I have to say, Kieran [McKenna], Michael [Carrick], they’re brilliant. Emilio Alvarez’s working with the best goalkeeper in the world and to bring Micky [Phelan] in with me is very reassuring because he’s so calm and experienced.

“You cannot be a good leader or a manager without good players, you can’t get results without the players, so ultimately it’s how they respond to what we tell them and they’ve been fantastic, so all credit to them.”

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