First Real Test for Ole and United This Weekend

By: SBAT Staff

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It has been a case of so far so good for new Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The team have won all five games under him so far, four in the Premier League and one in the FA Cup. However, many have doubted what he has actually achieved so far, with the games coming against teams they should be beating with ease. That will all end this weekend as United face their toughest task so far, a trip to Wembley to face Tottenham, who are currently third in the Premier League, ten points ahead of United.

One thing you have to praise Solskjaer for is how he has quickly brought everyone back together at the club. No longer do we see players arguing or not wanting to play for the club, and the same can be said in the stands too, everyone watching is on side and they want Solskjaer to succeed and take the club forward. That is a far cry from what we saw towards the end of the Jose Mourinho reign, where revolts were happening on and off the field.

Whether Solskjaer gets the job on a permanent basis will depend on how he does this season and also whether or not United can lure a top target to the club. The man on the other side this weekend, Mauricio Pochettino is one of those potential targets although it is far from certain that he would be interested in a move to the club. One thing is for sure, if Solskjaer can pull off a tactical masterplan to go to Wembley and pick up three points, it certainly would be a string in his bow.

The big game of the weekend takes place on Sunday afternoon and is live on Sky Sports. With the advantage they have in league positions and also home advantage, it is no surprise to see Tottenham priced up as favourites to win this game at 21/20. A Manchester United win, which would be a sixth in a row for Solskjaer is available at 5/2 while the draw can be backed at 13/5.