Keane: Manchester United players 'threw Mourinho under the bus.'

Keane: Manchester United players 'threw Mourinho under the bus.'

Manchester United began the post-Jose Mourinho era in refreshing fashion as they produced an purposeful, front-foot performance to win 5-1 at Cardiff City.

The Norwegian replaced Jose Mourinho after the Portuguese was sacked after the 3-1 loss to Liverpool at the weekend.

Garner, an England youth worldwide, starred for the under-18s in their 4-3 win over holders Chelsea in the FA Youth Cup on Monday night - a game sources have told ESPN FC was watched by Solskjaer even before he knew he would be installed as the next manager.

One of the criticisms levelled at Mourinho included his unwillingness to pick players from the academy - and Solskjaer immediately remedied that by including James Garner and Angel Gomes in his first squad. United could also move for Douglas Costa of Juventus (h/t Mirror), with the Brazilian struggling for starts at the Serie A club.

Manchester United are in sixth place in the Premier League table and 11 points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea FC in the race to secure a Champions League spot.

"Now, though, we've got to catch up a couple, but our job is to take one game at a time". I'm sure all the players do.

"So you treat players similar to how you treat your kids really because you want the best for them, you want to guide them, you want to help them".

Former Barcelona boss Guardiola reflected on his meteoric rise from a player at the Catalan club to overseeing a trophy-filled four years as manager from 2008 and backed Solskjaer to hit the ground running at United. We are MANCHESTER UNITED.

"I arrived on Wednesday night and only had Thursday and Friday with the players". Ole knows that. It's a big opportunity for Ole to show how good of a manager he is. "Ole's given them that freedom".

United resume their league campaign this afternoon against Solskjaer's former side, Cardiff City.

In the context of all Premier League clubs now, £20m+ is not "massive" for the odd individual signing, the likes of Bournemouth, Fulham, West Ham, Palace and most others have already spent that in past windows, with no doubt many more such signings of that ilk to come in the very near future. "It worked out well today". Take risks. If you lose the ball, win it back, and play the United way - attacking football, entertaining football.

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