Ole Gunnar Solskjaer:Manchester United 5-1 down to Wayne Rooney

Nairobi, Kenya 22 December 2018 22:39 GMT

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that Wayne Rooney had texted him with advice following the 5-1 emphatic win over Cardiff City in his first outing since Jose Mourinho was sacked.

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Manchester United went ahead through Marcus Rashford’s deflected free-kick, a deflected effort from Ander Herrera stunner and a slick team goal by Anthony Martial before Camarassa’s penalty but Jesse Lingard’s penalty and late finish rounding the keeper from Pogba’s through pass to seal the three points.

Manchester United Interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: “Football is easy if you’ve got good players! They are a great bunch of players and their quality is unbelievable.

“I arrived on Wednesday night and only had Thursday and Friday with the players. Wayne Rooney texted me and gave me some advice – so it must be down to him! He told me to make them play football, enjoy themselves and be Manchester United.

“The foundation was in the defending. I thought the two centre-backs and two full-backs were brilliant.”

Cardiff manager Neil Warnock: “If you’d told me at the start of this season that we’d be out of the bottom three at Christmas I’d have snapped your hand off. He told the BBC Sports

“We’ve got two big games coming up [at Crystal Palace and Leicester]. We know we need to improve our away form. I wasn’t disappointed in the effort, it was just misdirected at times.

“At half-time I still thought we had a chance. I thought if we get the next goal we might get something. It’s very disappointing.”

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