Ole Gunner Solskjaer Manchester United’s caretaker manager masterminded his sixth and most challenging win in a row against Spurs 0-1 at Wembley yesterday thanks to another vital assist from World Cup winner Pogba and finish from England striker Rashford on the stroke of half-time. Pre match there was speculation that Spurs manager Pochettino and current England manager Gareth Southgate are both in the running for the coveted United managers role, however, Solskjaer must have dented Pochettino’s chances having embarrassed him in his own backyard and unless money is Southgates only motivator, I personally don’t see him wanting to handover the England reigns when he has put them in to a position where they have the potential to be a major world force in years to come.
If Solskjaer can turn a lost season in to a success by at least qualifying for the Champions League it will be difficult for the current owners too overlook him for the permanent managers role. I personally think it would be a big mistake if the current owners do overlook him and replace him with a manager who has no experience of playing and/or coaching for the club and more importantly who fully understands the culture and ethos of the Red Devils, like Solskjaer does, as this has been the shortfall of all managers post the Ferguson era. Spurs are still in the hunt for the title, but they will likely need to win most of their remaining games and hope Liverpool and City slip up more than once between now and the end of the season.
Everton won the other Super Sunday match 2-0 against midtable rivals Bournemouth, thanks to strikes from centre-back Zouma and the second from Calvert-Lewis in injury time. Second place City round off the Premier League action tonight at the Etihad against a dangerous Wolves side, who will be in confident mood after knocking Liverpool out of the FA Cup the weekend before last, and it’s a must win game for the Citizens if they want to re-establish the four point gap and maintain the pressure on leaders Liverpool.