‘We’ve got our UNITED BACK’: Rio Ferdinand hails Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men after his former side claim comfortable victory at Fulham
- Rio Ferdinand believes Man United are back to their best after winning at Fulham
- United have not won the Premier League since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have impressed former defender Ferdinand recently
- Saturday’s win saw them break into the top four for the first time this season
Rio Ferdinand believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is slowly restoring Manchester United to their former glory after his men picked up another three points to move into a Champions League qualification spot for the first time this season.
The Norwegian has completely transformed the club’s fortunes since taking over the reins from the sacked Jose Mourinho back in December and has now won 10 of his first 11 games in charge.
Paul Pogba, who has seen a remarkable turnaround in form, was on the scoresheet again on Saturday, bagging himself a goal either side of Anthony Martial‘s superb solo strike as United comfortably eased past relegation-threatened Fulham.
Rio Ferdinand believes Man United are back to their best after Saturday’s 3-0 win at Fulham
Ferdinand and fans alike were quick to heap praise on Solskjaer’s men on social media after his red hot United side climbed into the top four with their fifth consecutive Premier League win on the road.
The former United defender, who amassed over 400 appearances for the club during a 12-year period between 2002-2014, confirmed to fans on Twitter: ‘We’ve got our UNITED BACK,’ after Saturday’s match.
There has been a notable change in United’s style of play and mindset since Solskjaer came in towards the end of last year with an emphasis on attacking play – a contrast to their pragmatic and often negative way of playing under the previous regime.
And the United fans, who had become accustomed to watching their side dominate games under Sir Alex Ferguson before he retired in 2013, are clearly enjoying seeing Solskjaer’s men play the way they currently are.
Paul Pogba scored a powerful drive to open the scoring before netting a penalty for his second
Anthony Martial scored a stunning solo goal in between Pogba’s brace as United easily won
Saturday’s win at Craven Cottage saw United move into the top four for first time this season
One fan replied to Ferdinand on Twitter: ‘It’s so refreshing to see. Actually enjoy watching my team play again for the first time in 5 years.’
While another said: ‘Insane how one simple change can be so decisive.’
Former United stars Danny Webber and Danny Higginbotham were also full of praise for Solskjaer’s men after another impressive performance.
Higginbotham added: ‘Never would have thought a couple of months ago that Manchester United would now be in the top four.
‘Unbelievable turnaround and what a job and influence Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Mike Phelan have had.’
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken a lot of plaudits for restoring the fans’ faith in this United side