By 90Min
February 13, 2019

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has praised Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for his impact at the club, explaining the changes he has made at Old Trafford since replacing Jose Mourinho

Wenger has been without a job since leaving Arsenal at the end of the 2017/18 season, after coaching the Gunners for 22 years.

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Speaking in a punditry role to beIN SPORTS ahead of the Red Devils' Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain, as quoted by Get French Football News, the Frenchman spoke up on Solskjaer's influence in the Old Trafford dugout, proclaiming: "He has given Manchester United something fantastic: an impulse, a freedom and a positiveness.

"When [Jose] Mourinho left, the next five games were winnable. Each win gives confidence... For me Man Utd are now a counter-attacking team with very mobile players, with one man in the middle like [Paul] Pogba who can create the first difference."

Wenger explained: "Mourinho has always gone for discipline with everybody... Pogba is a fantastic football player, but sometimes lacks discipline. You have [Nemanja] Matic and [Ander] Herrera now who work for him, so he can express his talent."

The 69-year-old also reserved some choice words for his former Arsenal representative Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean swapped the Emirates for Old Trafford in January 2018, but is yet to recreate the form he showed in north London in the northwest, and is behind Anthony Martial in the pecking order. 

Speaking on his role in the side, the tactician claimed: "He has lost his position. He plays in the same position as Martial, and today, who would dispute that he is indispensable for Manchester United? That's competition."

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