6am Man Utd news: Sir Alex back as consultant, Solskjaer did ‘nothing special’ and Pogba releases emoji app
OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER may have won his opening match 5-1 but two SunSport columnists are not getting carried away just yet.
Read all this plus more of the latest news, views and gossip from Old Trafford.
Manchester United may have smashed Cardiff but they must not get carried away just yetGetty Images – Getty
MANCHESTER UNITED were clearly much better against Cardiff but let’s not get too carried away as that wasn’t exactly difficult.
The club is still a mess and one good performance doesn’t change that, according to Alan Shearer.
OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER didn’t do anything special against Cardiff says Danny Higginbotham — but he already has Manchester United’s front three firing like they haven’t all season.
He simply went for a system which suits his players, one which bizarrely was used to great effect by Jose Mourinho a few months back.
FERGIE’S PULLING STRINGS
SIR ALEX FERGUSON is back in business and working as a consultant to restore Manchester United’s glory days.
The legendary manager was active in brokering Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment after Jose Mourinho was axed last week.
MAUR OF THAT, PLEASE
MAURICIO POCHETTINO refused to answer questions about the Manchester United job today – so he did not upset the Tottenham press officer.
Poch, 46, was quizzed on the Old Trafford job after masterminding his side to an emphatic 6-2 victory at Everton this afternoon.
PAUL POGBA seems to love the celebrity lifestyle – and now he has his very own app.
After getting a personalised emoji last year, he has now released Pogmoji – and it is exactly what it says on the tin: an app just full of Paul Pogba emojis.
NEW Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly told Mason Greenwood he will make his first-team debut in the FA Cup tie against Reading next month.
United’s 17-year-old wonderkid has been tipped to reach the top at Old Trafford following some superb performances for the U18s this season.
MARC MY WORDS
MARCUS RASHFORD has sent a touching message to ill teenager and has invited him to a Man United game.
The sick fan, David, is expected to be in hospital over Christmas, with his doctors asking the England international to send a get well message – only for him to go one better.
RED DEVILS will look to sign Douglas Costa from Juventus to pave the way for Alexis Sanchez to leave.
The Brazilian has yet to find the back of the net this season – but United are prepared to offer £54m for his services.
‘WHAT A LEGEND’
MAN UNITED fans were loving Jesse Lingard’s celebration on Saturday against Cardiff during their 5-1 victory.
The England star performed the ‘gun lean’ dance – and they believe Paul Pogba let his team-mate take the penalty for this sole reason.
BARCELONA are leading the race against El Clasico rivals Real Madrid for United’s Marcus Rashford.
The 21-year-old has impressed the La Liga giants – despite only netting five times this season.
PETER SCHMEICHEL is considering a return to Man United, this time as their director of football.
But the ex-Dannish goalkeeper will face a fight with RB Leipzig’s Paul Mitchell who previously held the head of recruitment role at Tottenham.
ROO’S THE BOSS?
WAYNE ROONEY dreams of becoming the Manchester United manager.
The former Red Devils striker, 33, made the confession as he appeared as a pundit for BT Sport’s coverage of United’s 5-1 win over Cardiff.
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