Manchester United Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Delivers Update On January Transfers

Alan Shearer has said that he still has concerns about Manchester United's defence, despite the Old Trafford outfit going on a four-game unbeaten run under caretaker boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Compare that to much hailed Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero and you do not see them too far ahead.

"I think the more games you play, you mentioned he's played almost 150 games now, I think having a manager who's been a striker, who's been in those positions can speak to you in a way I guess maybe others haven't been able to".

"I do keep him informed".

He took up the position after being given permission by Molde, although the club in his native Norway stressed they were only "lending" Solskjaer to United, indicating they expected him to return to his role as manager.

Romelu Lukaku came off the bench at St James' Park to score the opener with his first touch of the game, while Marcus Rashford was teed up for United's second by fellow substitute Alexis Sanchez.

"Some of them are itching now to play, of course". "I'm here to voice my opinion on that and I'm sure we'll sit down, me and Ed [Woodward, executive vice-chairman] if we've got anything in the pipeline".

"It was a tough test", said Solskjaer of Rashford's performance. Given that Lukaku returned from compassionate leave with a goal, there is no need to risk Rashford from the very start.

Solskjaer, who confirmed Alex Ferguson attended training before the Bournemouth game, has given the United supporters something to cheer in the short time he has been in charge.

"Obviously they have won a couple of games now and have more happy people around, but when you are winning, that is normal, it has to be like that".

In a striking similarity to his own career, Solskjaer managed to inspire Lukuku to be the super sub they needed as the Belgian scored just a minute after coming on.

He said: "We have to be disappointed with the way we lost".

Giving the teenage striker an opportunity would be the flawless way to get United's FA Cup campaign off to a stormer.

"They are so good, if you want to get points against them, if you want to win against them, you have to perform really, really well".

"If he gets the job and he has the philosophy that he has now - of just letting the players play - I don't think United will be successful".