Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (funny name if you ask me) has been adjudged the best coach for the month of January for his remarkable managerial skills since he took over the reigns of Manchester United from Jose Mourinho.
Solskjaer thus becomes the first United manager to receive the award since Sir Alex Ferguson in October 2012 when they last won the Premier League.
United were unbeaten in January, winning three of their four games against Newcastle, Tottenham and Brighton, while they were held by Burnley – Solskjaer’s only draw since taking charge.
Solskjaer has turned the fortunes of Manchester United sharply in a way no one expected and his team now occupy the 4th position on the league table following the trashing of Chelsea by Manchester City few hours ago.
Asked at his Friday news conference about his impressive start at United, Solskjaer said:
“It’s been a great achievement. “The team deserves every single bit of credit in that respect they’ve done it. But I don’t look back at being proud of this and proud of that, I’ve never been that way, I’ve always looked forward and not sat down before a chapter is finished. “I reflect, but I’ve never [pat myself on the back] and said, ‘Well done’, maybe I should do more often. But that’s just me.”