Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been credited with restoring Sir Alex Ferguson’s traditions at Manchester United .

Solskjaer has lost just two matches since replacing Jose Mourinho in December and looks set to land the job on a permanent basis.

He can take United into the FA Cup semi-finals this weekend as they travel to Molineux to face Wolves .

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Rene Meulensteen was on Ferguson’s backroom team during his time at Old Trafford and has opened up on how the Scot wanted his side to play.

And he believes Solskjaer has replicated the legendary manager’s plan to revive a struggling side.



Solskjaer gives the thumbs up

Meulensteen recalled an early visit to Ferguson’s office after being promoted to first-team coach under the Scot.

“He was standing by a flipchart where he’d scribbled notes down over three pages: one on defence, one talking about possession and one about attacking,” the Dutchman told the Coaches’ Voice.

β€œ’When I see United attack, I want to see them attack with four things: pace, power, penetration and unpredictability’.



Meulensteen and Ferguson

“When he left, after 26 years in charge, that identity went with him. Those four things disappeared. It was laboured. It was slow. Too many touches. No runs.

“Now, you see those things coming back in. Because Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was part of that.”



Solskjaer and Ferguson

United are right in the mix for the top four again following their impressive run of form, which came to a disappointing end with a 2-0 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday.

They will also face Barcelona in the quarter-finals of the Champions League as Solskjaer bids to end the campaign with a trophy.

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