Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has celebrated the performance of Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but he claims that big changes are imminent for the Norwegian at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils are the in-form team with four of four Premier League victories that have improved their chances of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.

Solskjaer had been under pressure at the start of the campaign, but the arrival of Bruno Fernandes in January helped the ex-United striker turn things around.

Although Hasenhuttl is a fan of his counterpart on Monday night, he is aware of the goals and aspirations of a major club (via Yahoo Sports).

He said: “People didn’t underestimate him at the beginning, because he had a really good start and won all the games, so it was the opposite. Now it’s a little different for everyone around the world to see what they’re doing and it’s a problem in our business. It’s more important that he’s sure of what he is doing and he’s proving all the critics wrong at the moment.”Winter recruiting helped them tremendously. That’s obvious. The team is totally reorganized and very different, but the big challenges still lie ahead. It is also critical with such a club that you don’t just have a good 100-meter record for the marathon but one. You have to improve the team and the game every day in the season to be successful with such a club-you can never stop learning and improving. And never stop winning because winning is natural and losing is always a tragedy so with these clubs that’s the challenge. He’s do ing a decent job in that regard right now.”

With recent victories against Watford and, more importantly, Manchester City, Southampton heads to Old Trafford in excellent shape too. An international tournament mirroring this current cycle of Premier League fixtures crammed into a tight schedule was put to Hasenhuttl.

The Austrian appreciated the build-up to the resumption of top-flight football but wouldn’t be able to wait between matches too long.


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