Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been reflecting on his ill-fated reign in charge of Cardiff City.
In an interview with Skysports, Solskjaer revealed that in hindsight he feels taking on the Bluebirds job was the wrong thing to do as it was a ‘completely different situation’ to what he is used to.
The Red Devils legend has enjoyed an almost perfect start to life in the Old Trafford dugout, winning nine of his 10 matches to date and restoring his player’s confidence in their own abilities.
His record in Manchester is of stark contrast to his record in Wales after he took over at the start of January 2014 following the sacking of Malky Mackay.
The Bluebirds lost 12 of their 18 matches guided by the Norweigan and were subsequently relegated to the Championship.
That resulted in Solskjaer losing his job in September of that year, just 259 days after he had been given the reigns.
On his time at Cardiff, the 45-year-old said:
It wasn’t the right decision, to be fair. But you live and you learn. This is a completely different club and situation to come into. I know the culture and identity of the club and the playing style. Manchester United, of course, suits me a lot more than a club that struggles towards the bottom of the table. I wasn’t ready for that fight. I didn’t say I wasn’t ready for the Premier League. That’s different. My belief is to trust players and to trust them to play the right way. To try to dominate teams, to try to win games the right way. To play the way that we do now with Manchester United. I should have flipped that mentality into a different one at a team that struggles against relegation if you know what I mean.