Upon drafting in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to replace Jose Mourinho, Manchester United were quick to emphasise that the agreement was simply a short-term “loan” from his parent club, Molde.
The wording of the statement suggested that Ed Woodward was very much drooling over a shortlist of more glamorous names and that Solskjaer was simply being tasked with nothing more than not getting United relegated.
The dilemma was always going to be that should the Old Trafford legend overachieve during his brief stint as caretaker – as was the case with Roberto Di Matteo at Chelsea – the board would be left with no option other than to offer him the keys to the kingdom for the foreseeable.
Already, six wins from six have prompted calls for him to be allowed to recruit his own players in January – something Pl>ymaker FC’s Ed Tarlton strongly believes he should not do.
In the video above, Tarlton explains why the Norweigan would be better off sticking with the resources he has and gives us a break down of why Man Utd’s appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was actually a very clever one.