MX23RW : Sunday, June 7 00:09:31| >> :120:4156:4156:

Peter Schmeichel: 'Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been absolutely fantastic'

Schmeichel: 'Solskjaer has been absolutely fantastic'
© Reuters
Peter Schmeichel believes that treble-winning teammate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done an "absolutely fantastic" job in charge of Manchester United so far.

Peter Schmeichel has claimed that treble-winning teammate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done an "absolutely fantastic" job in charge of Manchester United so far.

Speculation over Solskjaer's future has regularly cropped up during his time at the Old Trafford helm, with big-name managers such as Massimiliano Allegri and Mauricio Pochettino thought to be on United's radar.

However, Schmeichel insists that the Red Devils already have a "big name" in charge and believes that this season has been a success, with United going into the enforced shutdown on an 11-match unbeaten run and challenging for a Champions League spot.

"I think Ole has been absolutely fantastic. Fingers crossed that everyone in the boardroom and the ownership circle see the same thing, that they're happy with what got and don't see the need to change to yet another big-name manager," Schmeichel said during an Instagram Live video.

"We have a big-name manager. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is one of the biggest names in Manchester United's history, so we don't need anybody else. Ole had them going really well. It was 11 games undefeated, before everything was closed down. It was a big shame, because the job that Ole's done, it really is an amazing job.

"I don't think he was given the best squad of players to do precisely what he wanted to do. He realised very quickly it was going to take time and he spent that time wisely. The players he knew for sure that had to go, I think most of them have gone. I think the players he brought in were good, in the sense of what he wanted to do.

"So I'm actually looking at United being very successful this season, with the introduction of new players and still in touching distance of Champions League qualification."

Schmeichel also had his say on United's goalkeeping position, insisting that on-loan Dean Henderson is not yet ready to take over from David de Gea between the sticks.

ID:395856:

Next Manchester United manager - Click here for more stories

Click here for more stories about Peter Schmeichel

Click here for more stories about Manchester United

Share this article now:
Peter Schmeichel pictured in September 2018
Read Next:
Peter Schmeichel: 'Liverpool cannot be awarded title'
>
Latest Sports Video
Did you know...?
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.

rhs 2.0
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool29271166214582
2Manchester CityMan City28183768313757
3Leicester CityLeicester29165858283053
4Chelsea29146951391248
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd29129844301445
6Wolverhampton WanderersWolves29101364134743
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd28111073025543
8Tottenham HotspurSpurs29118104740741
9Arsenal2891364036440
10Burnley29116123440-639
11Crystal Palace29109102632-639
12Everton29107123746-937
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2998122541-1635
14Southampton29104153552-1734
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton29611123240-829
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham2976163550-1527
17Watford2969142744-1727
18Bournemouth2976162947-1827
19Aston Villa2874173456-2225
20Norwich CityNorwich2956182552-2721

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!