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Solskjaer has been vital to most of the improvements at Old Trafford - Luke Shaw.

Man Utd full-back Shaw heaps praise on Solskjaer's impact at Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been responsible for a large amount of the improvements at Man Utd [Getty]
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been responsible for a large amount of the improvements at Man Utd [Getty]

Solskjaer manager stats at Old Trafford haven't been the best but United fans reckons he is heading in the right direction.

Manchester United's upturn in form since Jose Mourinho left the club has been largely due to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, says defender Luke Shaw. Solskjaer was named as Mourinho's successor temporarily in December 2018, and following brilliant displays from the 20-time champions, the Norwegian was given a permanent contract in March 2019. Performances dropped seriously from then until the end of last season and it remained the same at the start of the 2019-20 campaign. But United hit got their form back early this year - wrapping up an 11-game unbeaten run - up until the coronavirus pandemic brought the Premier League to a halt in March.

More: Manchester United yet to make a decision on Dean Henderson's future. And, Shaw – who joined United from Southampton in the summer of 2014 – says there's been a bonding in the Red Devils team.

Shaw joined United in 2014 [Getty]
Shaw joined United in 2014 [Getty]

"It's great to see everyone helping each other out," he said in a diary entry on United's official website. "Carras [Michael Carrick, first-team coach] was on the group call the other day, praising us for looking after ourselves because everybody looks the same [in terms of physical assessments] as before lockdown, so he's happy. "Everyone's working hard, we're pushing each other with our runs and helping each other out. Hopefully everyone can be back working together at the training ground soon. "There really is a great feel about this group of lads now, and that has been the case for a while. I've seen a lot of changes during my time at United and I have to say that Ole has been responsible for a large amount of the improvements around the place. "When he came in, he knew what was needed, what had to change to get things up and running again. He's signed people who aren't just good players, but also really good lads as well. They've integrated in the squad really well and brought a bit more energy and togetherness in the group."

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