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Solskjaer refuses to become embroiled in row over former Cardiff boss Mackay

Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not be drawn into the feud involving Malky Mackay and the clubs owner saying his predecessor deserves credit for getting the club into the Premier League. Mackay was sacked in December after a series of disagreements relating to the Bluebirds' acquisition of players in the summer, in particular for his signing of forward Andreas Cornelius, who has since returned to FC Copenhagen.

However, Solskjaer said: "I can't put myself into anyone's shoes and say how I feel about what happened before.

"We are now in the Premier League and that is due to many things, including the former management and the owners' money. Together they made progress and made the club successful.

"It's not got anything to do with me, what happened before. I am just focused on my team because the January window was chaotic."

Chief executive Simon Lim praised Solskjaer's work in the January window and the manager added: "It is early doors for me and it is encouraging they are happy with what I have done, but what happened in the past is not for me.

"It guides what resources they give me and what remit I have. I'm just running the club as I would like to.

"I have the resources that were given to me. It was different in the summer, they had more money as they had just come up.

"Now, it is not like that. It was not right when people said I had £25m to spend, but you have to look at the long-term, you can't just panic and only think of the short term. I only did what I could with the resources I was given.

"I have spoken with the owner (Vincent Tan) quite a few times. He is very committed to the club, he wants us to be successful and he wants me to be successful. He helps me, he has been everything I hoped for."

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