Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has used his first home game back at Old Trafford to call on his squad to “remind people what Manchester United is all about” as he looks to resurrect their season.
“We have a huge challenge ahead over the rest of the season, but this is a club which rises to challenges and relishes them.
“There are plenty of games left this season and lots to be optimistic about.
There is a lot of talent in our squad and this is a big opportunity for these players to demonstrate that and show everybody why they play for this great club.
We still have a lot of games to play in the Premier League and fround to make up on the teams above us; we have an FA Cup campaign starting next month and there is a very exciting Champions League tit with Paris Saint-Germain to look forward to.
“I should start by underlining how excited I am to be back at Manchester United,” Solskjaer wrote in his programme notes for the first time ahead of the Boxing Day clash.
A number of fans had decided that the Portuguese was not the right man in charge at Old Trafford criticism remained at a minimum on matchdays at Old Trafford, and Solskjaer now wants to repay them for their undying faith.
We all have a lot of work to do in order to get this club back towards where it should be.
Solskjaer also used the opportunity to thank the supporters for sticking behind the team, with the majority still vocal in their support of the side even during the hardest times under Mourinho.
“After today’s game against Huddersfield Town, we will be halfway through the Premier League season and I am under no illusions as to the scale of the job ahead.