Peter Schmeichel eyeing Red Devils director of football role

Peter Schmeichel

Peter Schmeichel

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was in a no-lose situation when he was appointed interim manager of Manchester United.

"They are good players, very, very good players, talented players".

Martial, Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard linked brilliantly just outside the box and Martial galloped through before finishing into the far corner.

Solskjaer was installed as Jose Mourinho's successor on Wednesday, 24 hours after the Portuguese was given his marching orders. I arrived on Thursday; all that advice I got on text from Wazza [Wayne Rooney] was useful!

The club have suggested they will install a director of football and the former Manchester United goalkeeper Schmeichel is considering whether to put himself in the frame.

'Like every other footballer, I really want to get involved in football again at some point.

Rooney, who had watched the match from the BT Sport studio, added: "It's a fantastic day for the club". I want to thank him for that. Even though it was enjoyable, there was a lot of things swirling round our heads, so they responded fantastically.

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Last night he broke his media silence and thanked Mourinho for improving him as a player and a person during his time as United manager.

"We had a little session about patterns of play, Luke [Shaw] supporting Anthony [Martial]. Ole's given them that freedom".

Instead, Solskjaer will have to make do with the players he has at his disposal.

It was a pointed remark given that, under Mourinho, United were towards the bottom of the league in terms of running stats and ahead of only Leicester, West Ham, Brighton and Cardiff.

"One of the things I talked about today is that a Manchester United team should never ever be outworked".

Information from Reuters was used in this report.

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