OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER says there could be more grey days ahead for him as he celebrates two years in charge of Manchester United on Saturday.
The Norwegian, 47, admits his locks have changed colour due to the pressure of managing his beloved Red Devils.
No wonder. His time in charge has been a mixed bag — with a top-four place clinched last season along with three cup semi-finals. There are signs of progress this season — and as things stand United will be just two points off the top if they win their game in hand.
But that is set against the backdrop of a disappointing failure to get out of their group in the Champions League.
United legend Ole prefers to look forward rather than back though.
Asked about his second anniversary, he said: “I’ve really enjoyed these two years, even though games like the one at Sheffield United make my hair turn even greyer very quickly!
“I hate talking about what I’ve done and where we’re at. I always look forward and I know there’s a lot of work still to be done to get to the level I want.
“It’s what we’re working at every day.”
United’s position in the league would be even better if they could sort out their Old Trafford form. Despite their 100 per cent record on their travels, they have won just one of the six league matches at home.
A first Premier League meeting with bitter rivals Leeds in almost 17 years tomorrow would be a perfect time to put that right.
Solskjaer said: “I don’t think it’s a mental issue because there are no fans here or there. We should be more used to the pitch, the surroundings and environment.
“Sometimes it’s down to fine margins, who gets the first goal, how the opposition set up.”
It was February 2004 last time the two Roses rivals played a Prem game against each other.
The United boss said: “I can’t wait. It’s been too long.”
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