Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done a remarkable job at Manchester United. The Norwegian came into the club when they were at their lowest ebb in quite some time, and was tasked with restoring some of the feel good factor that had been lost under Jose Mourinho.
He has done that and more. United's performances on the pitch have fantastic, even accounting for a couple of wayward results in recent times. They are in the thick of the top four race, and upset the odds to advance beyond PSG in the Champions League and book a place in the quarter finals.
Speaking to GQ Magazine, Rashford that the changes in the club over the past couple of months have been remarkable, and not just on the pitch:
We’re in a place now, in the league, that was pretty much impossible two months ago. So we’re just looking to carry it on now, to try and better ourselves, and look forward to the next season.
I think just his [Solskjaer’s] presence around the building has changed everyone really. Even the lady at the front desk, Kath, she’s been working there for years, and you notice a difference in everyone.
Growing up at United, that’s what the feeling has always been like - like this - and to have it back, the way it is now, is amazing. That’s without even touching on what we’ve done on the pitch - how we’ve improved ourselves as a team, because that’s where we can still improve a lot.
But the feeling I have now is all the players understand that. When everyone’s on the same page, there’s no telling how far we can get. What he’s done since he’s come in is remarkable.
Solskjaer looks all but certain to get the job on a permanent basis at the end of the season. A top four finish must now be the goal, while advancing further in European competition would be on the icing on the cake.