EPL: Alexis Sanchez breaks silence about betting £20,000 on Mourinho's sack

"Maybe I am not going to rotate".

Giggs stepped in to steady the ship after David Moyes' disastrous reign was ended nine months into a six-year contract. "I don't get it". "The way he dealt with people, the way he was the manager of the club, how he kept 25 global players happy and hungry, wanting to improve, but also the staff in and around the place". But to get to know the players and think "what can I improve them on" - that's my job.

Mourinho reportedly fell out with several players by the time Manchester United sacked him earlier this week and it appeared a number were not enjoying playing under him.

"I was quite similar, we were young and were given this opportunity. It seems like a great set of lads, professional, wanting to do well and learn", he said.

FILE - In this Saturday Aug. 2, 2008 file photo Manchester United's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, right, shakes hands with manager Sir Alex Ferguson before his testimonial soccer match against Espanyol at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England. "They are quality players so it will be easier to get players expressing themselves". "We are in a results business and we want to win games and that is my job". That's my job to help the players do. No matter what team you're coaching, they all want to have a picture of how you want to play.

"The amount of games coming up is no problem because we've got an awesome squad, we've got 23-24 players", Solskjaer said. The analysts were watching Cardiff this morning. Not much, perhaps, but it does indicate that when Solskjaer sees something in a player, he sticks with him.


"But it's not about the opposition, it's about us".

Brazilian midfielders Andreas Pereira and Fred - a £50 million (US$63.2 million, HK$495 million) summer signing who has yet to justify that price tag - could also come in from the cold.

"We have to rotate". You've got to start somewhere.

He said: "You certainly get to see the players in a game, in a pressure situation, but I think the amount of games coming up is no problem because you've got this wonderful squad of players. Everyone will get their chance".

Solskjaer, who has left his role as manager of Norwegian club Molde, said the busy upcoming schedule of matches would give all of his squad a chance to impress him.

Mourinho's tenure included a Europa League crown and a League Cup trophy, while the club also remains in the Champions League this season heading into a Round of 16 clash with Paris Saint-Germain. It's down to man management. "It's about managing players, staff and it's about getting the best out of everyone", he said.


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