Newcastle United manager Rafael Benítez. Photograph: David Klein/Reuters

José Mourinho’s often stark candour won few hearts and minds at Manchester United but Rafael Benítez believes his own brand of brutal honesty can help(...)

Caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of Manchester United speaks during a press conference at Aon Training Complex. Photo: Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images

Ole Gunnar Solskjær has challenged Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sánchez to up their game as the out-of-sorts stars close in on a Manchester United return.(...)

 Manchester United’s manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Mike Phelan and Michael Carrick in the Old Trafford dugout. Photograph: EPA

In Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s opening two matches the feel-good factor has been mainlined back into Manchester United. Following the dark José Mourinho d(...)

Eden Hazard scores the opener for Chelsea at Vicarage Road. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Watford 1 Chelsea 2 A match of constant action and frequent error was decided by two goals from its outstanding performer, Eden Hazard often floating(...)

Manchester United’s caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates his team’s third goal at Old Trafford. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Manchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjær is enjoying watching Paul Pogba play with a smile on his face after the midfielder scored a brace(...)

Manchester United’s French midfielder Paul Pogba celebrates scoring against Huddersfield. Photograph: Getty Images

Manchester United 3 Huddersfield 1 Old Trafford, once again, feels like a contented place. Ole Gunnar Solskjær was wearing a sunrise of a smile. Ther(...)

Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates with Fred and Paul Pogba after their victory over Cardiff. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Saturday evening in Cardiff did not really feel like work for Ole Gunnar Solskjær. The man who sealed Manchester United’s treble in 1999 has been ador(...)

 Manchester United’s Paul Pogba and Fred celebrate after beating Cardiff with interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Photograph: Reuters

Cardiff 1 Manchester United 5 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer enjoyed a dream start to life at the helm as Manchester United wound back the clock at Cardiff and(...)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola: he wished Ole Gunnar Solskjær all the best at Manchester United. Photograph: Reuters/John Sibley

Manchester City are having to train on Christmas Day for their St Stephen’s Day visit to Leicester, but Pep Guardiola is trying to see the positives i(...)

 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer:  “It’s not down to me now to talk about the last five years. It’s down to me to talk about the next five months and to work the next five months towards getting us happy, getting us smiling, getting us winning games.” Photograph: Tom Purslow/Man Utd via Getty Images

Ole Gunnar Solskjær was appointed interim manager to lift the mood at Manchester United post-José Mourinho, and his opening media performance delivere(...)

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