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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admires Marcelo Bielsa after the Leeds boss’s praise but insists Man Utd icon Fergie as his ‘mentor’


OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER “admires” Marcelo Bielsa but insists Manchester United legend Alex Ferguson is his manager “mentor”.

Solskjaer is inferior to United drew 0-0 at Bielsa’s Leeds, Meaning city ​​neighbors. could win the Premier League title next Sunday.

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Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds drew Man Utd with a 0-0 draw at Elland Road, so Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team was 10 points behind the top team of Prem City.Credit: EPA
It's not surprising that Solskjaer considers one of his most famous Old Trafford predecessors Alex Ferguson as his mentor for management.

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It’s not surprising that Solskjaer considers one of his most famous Old Trafford predecessors Alex Ferguson as his mentor for management.Credit: Getty Images – Getty

But Red Devil comfortably second place, plus the upcoming Europa League semi-final against Roma.

And at 65 years old Bielsa praise Solskjaer Knowing and demonstrating that “simple football is the best football”, the Norwegian in turn praised the Argentine record of long-term success.

He said: “Of course I admire Bielsa for his ideas and the team he has built but my mentor is Sir Alex.

“I played under him for 11 years, worked for him for another four years and still speaks to him regularly.

“So of course my mentor and role model is Sir Alex.

“I learned a lot about everything related to football from him and I hope I learned a little bit that will give us some success.”

Meanwhile, former leaders of Argentina, Chile, Marseille, Lazio and Lille, Bielsa believe that Solskjaer, 48, has discovered the virtues of things that are not too complicated.

“Football is simply the best football,” Bielsa said. It’s best when players are allowed to do what they do best. Manchester United is an example of this. “

“To play simple is very difficult. When you manage to achieve it, it is very gratifying.”

Solskjaer claims he is pleased with United’s performance if not their result at Elland Road.

He told BBC Sport: “Leeds Maybe team the steamroller with their fitness but my team showed their fitness.

We created two or three key moments and we could have scored.

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“We have to win every game to put pressure on Man City. These are the two dropped points that make them very safe.”

Bielsa is understandably happier telling the BBC: “I have a feeling that there has been a maturity in the maturity of the players in the way these games are managed.

“No game but Arsenal, we can dominate and win the match. But draws against Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea [and now United] are good games to judge the players. “

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