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Solskjaer: I was always confident handling Man Utd job

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is delighted to be staring down his critics after his team's sudden form surge.

Solskjaer celebrates a year as United manager on Thursday and he's taken a swipe at those who said he wasn't up to the job after a relegation with Cardiff and managing tiny Molde in Norway.

The 46-year-old said: “I always had the belief that I could manage this club.

“I wouldn't have taken the job if I had felt I couldn't do it because I owe Manchester United honesty.

“Football wise, I think I can hold my own when it comes to tactics and stuff, but I have a great staff to help me. It's not all about me.

“I'm so glad I've got Michael Carrick, Mike Phelan and Kieran McKenna and I think I make them feel that I can do the job here and that's happening.

“That's why I was never afraid of not being able to handle this. I always knew I could.

“It's about treating people the right way and, for me, managing United is treating the staff, the players, anyone the same.

“It doesn't matter which club I'm at that's just my personality."

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