MANCHESTER UNITED star Jesse Lingard has claimed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s biggest strength as manager is his man-management.
Manchester United star Lingard had his moments under Jose Mourinho but, since the 55-year-old’s exit, has flourished under Solskjaer.
The England international has been given license to roam and has helped the Red Devils win their last three Premier League matches against Cardiff, Huddersfield and Bournemouth.
Mourinho was seen as a combative figure during his time at Manchester United but Solskjaer’s calm and collected manager has seen players fight his corner so far.
And Lingard is loving life under the 45-year-old so far.
“Ole is great,“ the England international said.
”He is great at one-on-one [conversations] with players.
“He has great man-management. He will always speak to you and tell you what to do.
“When I am on the right wing he likes me to come inside and make things happen. He gives me licence and freedom to do that.
“Ole knew me from [when he coached] the Reserves and knows what kind of a player I am.
“When I was a young player he was always there on hand to give advice and help the youngsters out.
“He helped me out as I was coming through and I learned a lot from him.
“He’s very special to this club and for this club.
“He knows where Man United has to be and that is at the very top and putting in performances like we did [against Bournemouth].
“We are enjoying playing football and winning games three, four or five-one.
“Obviously we would like a clean sheet.
“But we will work on that and try to improve on it.”
United are next in action against Newcastle on January 2.