How Rooney Helped Solskjaer Plot First Man United Win
They are not there yet, but fans and players of Manchester United must be allowed to enjoy the moment.
It was their biggest victory since Alex Ferguson left and it reminds fans of the attacking flair they have missed since the Jose Mourinho era started.
Club legend, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer succeeded the sacked Portuguese and got off to a perfect start as Manchester United's interim manager with a 5-1 thrashing of his former club Cardiff.
It must have looked like magic seeing marginalised talent come to the fore in a performance full of attacking intent.
But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would go the modest route and not take all the glory. He said that the victory was down to the support he got from an unusual source.
"Football is easy if you've got good players! They are a great bunch of players and their quality is unbelievable.
"I arrived on Wednesday night and only had Thursday and
Friday with the players. Wayne Rooney texted me and gave me some advice - so it
must be down to him! He told me to make them play football, enjoy themselves
and be Manchester United.
"The foundation was in the defending. I thought the two
centre-backs and two full-backs were brilliant," he said.
It’s been a while we heard a United manager celebrate
everyone else except himself.