Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Photo: Jon Super/AP

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has had an immediate effect on Manchester United, as the Red Devils showed their best form since the days of Alex Ferguson. 

Caretaker boss Solskjaer lifted the mood at Carrington last week following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.

And last Saturday, the Baby-faced Assassin’s team beat Cardiff 5-1 in his first game in charge.

It was the first time United netted five times in a match since Fergie’s final match – a 5-5 draw with West Brom in May 2013.

Solskjaer, who played for 11 years under Fergie, believes that their performance was the club rediscovering what they are all about as Marcus Rashford, Ander Herrera, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard got on the scoresheet.

The Norwegian says: “The players have not said anything to me about any handbrake, but when we spoke in the team meeting I said that when we get one goal then we want to get two, and when we get two then we want to get three.

“That’s the nature of this club; you always go an attack. It’s not always going to happen like it did [at Cardiff] but you have to try and create chances and grind it out, but it worked and with the blistering pace we have up front I don’t think any team would like to have Martial, [Paul] Pogba, Lingard and Rashford running at them.

“So why should we stop them? The attacking philosophy is in the walls of Man United. That’s tradition, that’s history, that’s how we play and want to play.”

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