Odemwingie backs Solskjaer to succeed at Manchester United

Ex-Super Eagles forward, Osaze Odemwingie, has thrown his weight behind
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to succeed as Manchester United’s interim manager.

Solskjaer, 45, replaced Jose Mourinho who was relieved of his duties on Tuesday.

The Red Devils sit sixth on the Premier League log, 19 points adrift table leaders, Liverpool.

Odemwingie, who had a brief spell under the Norwegian at Cardiff City, however, believes Solksjaer has what it takes to transform the club.

“What caught my eye was his enthusiasm to coach in the Premier League and also that he wasn’t a defensive-minded coach,” Odemwingie told BBC Sports on Thursday.

“Now he’ll have a different kind of players so should be able to play the attacking football he wants to.

“He will remind the players how big the club is, and he was happy to be a fourth choice striker, so this could help bring the best out of the young players

“He’ll tell the players to take their chance while they are at the club.”

Solksjaer’s immediate task is a trip to his former employers, Cardiff on Saturday.