United New manager, OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER has warned his misfiring Manchester United stars: “I’ve got a hairdryer and I’m not afraid of using it.”
Manchester United’s caretaker manager has his first match in charge as he seeks to make the job his own at struggling Cardiff on Saturday evening.
While he maintained he wants to see the team “smiling and winning games again”, he insisted he is prepared to rattle cages and egos if needed.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s explosive dressing-downs – dubbed the ‘hairdryer treatment’ – were infamous during his time
Asked how his style will compare, the United new manager said: “We are all different to how we manage people and the manager [Ferguson] was different with every individual
“But I have a hairdryer and when my hair needs lifting I use it on myself but I am also not afraid of if you like laying down the law,” he said.
“You know with your kids when they disappoint you, you tell them off you don’t give them some chocolate do you?
“So you treat players similar to how you treat your kids really because you want the best for them, you want to guide them, your want to help them, but if I get disappointed?
“Ask Noah, or Karna or Elijah [his three children] or some of the players I had in Molde. Once in a while you really have to tell them the standards we have.”