The current Manchester united caretaker Boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been named the Premier League manager of the month for January, first United manager to receive the award since Sir Alex Ferguson in October 2012 .
Ole Gunnar was appointed United’s interim boss in December following Jose Mourinho’s dismissal. David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho arrived at and left Old Trafford without winning the award.
Asked at his Friday news conference about his impressive start at United, Solskjaer said: “It’s been a great achievement. “The team deserves every single bit of credit in that respect they’ve done it.
” But I don’t look back at being proud of this and proud of that, I’ve never been that way, I’ve always looked forward and not sat down before a chapter is finished. “I reflect, but I’ve never pat myself on the back and said, ‘Well done’, maybe I should do more often. But that’s just me.”
Solskjaer also revealed Manchester United have a clear vision of how they want to look in a bid to regain a spot at the Premier League’s top table.
The Man United manager, celebrated his prize with his entire coaching team and posed for a photo with them while holding the award.
United were unbeaten in January, winning three of their four games against Newcastle, Tottenham and Brighton, while they were held by Burnley – Solskjaer’s only draw since taking charge.
Solskjaer, who presided over three successive wins in December, has taken United to within two points of fourth-placed Chelsea, ahead of Saturday’s trip to Fulham, live on Sky Sports.
Marcus Rashford has been crowned the player’s award after scoring four goals in five appearances in January, including the winner in United’s 1-0 away win over Tottenham.