Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer backed to win Premier League title at Old Trafford
Manchester United may be 37 points adrift of runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool, but Kleberson believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has all the tools necessary to return the club to the top of English football once again. United have had a tough time rebuilding ever since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.
David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho have all tried and failed to bring the club back to their glory days.
Meanwhile, they’ve had to watch as arch rivals Manchester City and Liverpool have gone from strength-to-strength in recent years.
Jurgen Klopp has built a title-winning side while Pep Guardiola remains in charge of a powerful Manchester City unit.
But United have shown a glimmer of progress under Solskjaer this past season, particularly since the turn of the year.
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They went on an 11-game unbeaten run before the season was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Still, there remains a big gap between the Red Devils and those fighting at the top of the table.
Big-money signings have been touted to help improve them such as Jack Grealish and Jadon Sancho, while Bruno Fernandes has proven to be an instant hit at the club.
But Solskjaer has faced some criticism with the likes of Mauricio Pochettino touted as a possible replacement.
However, former United midfielder Kleberson believes the Norwegian coach is the right man to take the club forward.
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“When I saw he was coaching at United I was really happy for him,” Kleberson told Goal.
“He has a good personality, is very positive and confident and he knows what he is looking for.
“I know he’s got a lot of management technique from Sir Alex Ferguson and he’s very good at what he does.
“A lot has changed at United recently. They’re looking for young players and that’s a big change.
“I’m sure he can make United a top team again and win the Premier League.”
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Kleberson never truly made a breakthrough at United having played just 20 Premier League matches over two years.
But he has been impressed with how fellow Brazilian Fred has developed into a key part of United’s squad.
“When he [Fred] arrived there it wasn’t an easy transition. He had a few tough months in the beginning and that was normal,” Kleberson added.
“He figured out quickly what he had to do different and now you see him he is more consistent player for United and more dynamic because he has changed his way he plays.
“When he was in Brazil he played further forward and now you see him more of a defensive role.
“It’s taken him time to get used to it but he has turned into a top player for United and it’s always good to see Brazilians doing well.”
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