Cape Town - Manchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar
Solskjaer has revealed former Red Devils manager Sir Alex Ferguson visited the
club's training ground on Saturday.
The former striker has made a scintillating start to life at
the Old Trafford helm, recording three consecutive victories since taking over
from Jose Mourinho in mid-December.
The Red Devils have been scoring goals for fun under
Solskjaer, finding the back of the net 12 times and conceding three in the
process. Pundits and fans have suggested the team is now playing the 'Fergie
way', with the focus clearly on playing an attractive brand of attacking
And, Solskjaer has explained what transpired when Ferguson
visit the club's Carrington base.
"Well, [I've spoken with him] in the last week or so
but I've had him for 15 years so obviously he's influenced me more in the 15
years before than the last week," said Solskjaer.
"I do keep him informed. He did pay us a visit on
Saturday and I think he enjoyed his time at the training ground.
"We had a nice few chats, with the staff, and he
encouraged us. He knows the staff I've got is Manchester United through and
"He knows that we are going to do whatever we can up to
the last second we're here. We'll do everything we can for us and have
Manchester United do as best as we can."
Next up for the Red Devils is a Premier League clash with
Rafael Benitez's Newcastle United at St James' Park on Wednesday.
United trail fifth-placed Arsenal by three points while
Newcastle find themselves sitting in 15th place, three points clear of the
dreaded drop zone.