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Juan Mata claims Solskjaer trying to emulate Sir Alex Ferguson

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer attempts to emulate Sir Alex Ferguson, says Juan Mata, as Manchester United coach used to play under his management.

The Norwegian was a member of Manchester United’s 1999 treble-winning squad and since 2018 leads the team after Jose Mourinho’s gone.

In an interview with UEFA, Mata said: “[Ole’s] philosophy comes from his experience as a player here.

“He played under Sir Alex Ferguson, possibly the greatest manager in history: a coach who could move with the times and continue to win, despite numerous changes to his squads. I think that’s what Ole is trying to achieve. He’s trying to turn United into the side they once were: an attacking team who always look to score; a team that wins trophies. Let’s hope that proves to be the case.”

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