Alexis Sanchez denies winning bet after Manchester United sacked Jose Mourinho

Newly appointed Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said he wants to see his players "enjoying their football again" while promising them a "clean slate" under his watch.

Alexis Sanchez has angrily denied a newspaper report that he bet Manchester United would sack manager Jose Mourinho.

Solskjaer, who will be at the Old Trafford helm for the remainder of the season, told MUTV in his first interview: "It's great.

They've got a chance to show they are Man United players", Solskjaer said when quizzed about how he would like to leave a mark in his short stay of 6 months at the club.

"I've talked to a couple of agents with interesting players and the dynamic has now changed".

Keanae launched into an extraordinary tirade, telling BBC Radio 5 Live: 'I think the players obviously get away with murder.

Mourinho was axed this week after a turbulent start to the season
GETTY IMAGESMourinho was axed this week after a turbulent start to the season

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will find himself in familiar territory in more ways than one when he takes charge of Manchester United for the first time at Cardiff City on Saturday.

"It got to the point where very promising players were ruling out Manchester United as they were saying: "I don't want to be the next Anthony Martial or Paul Pogba, being marginalised, not playing, and having my progress impeded".

Speaking to the club's in-house media channel MUTV, Solskjaer said: "Everyone in the squad knows that "I've got a chance now" because whatever has gone, whatever has happened has happened".

"I have already been in touch with him, there is no one better to get advice from". It was toward the end when I was coming back from injury, I felt I was thrown under the bus. Then for some of them to down tools, shame on some of those players. "The way he has dealt with people the way he was the manager, how he kept 25 internationals, as we are talking about here now, happy and hungry".

So often previous United manager Alex Ferguson's go-to substitute when things were going wrong on the pitch - most notably his match-winning goal in the 1999 Champions League final - the Norwegian now faces another rescue act. "I made a few of them but they're back in the Premier League now so maybe they're not that unhappy".

Solskjaer said: "Of course, I have watched the Premier League, I have seen all the teams, so I have got a little bit of a view on them". I'm good at controlling the emotion, so I won't be that emotional. We are MANCHESTER UNITED.



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