Keane and Giggs played ‘key role’ in Solskjaer changing Man Utd fortunes

Manchester United have enjoyed a remarkable revival under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season.

The Norwegian's future as manager was uncertain after suffering an embarrassing Champions League exit last month, with the pressure firmly on the Red Devils chief.

But the Old Trafford giants were quietly getting a run of form under their belts in the Premier League and they are now shock contenders to rival Liverpool and Manchester City for the title.

And, with Liverpool losing to Southampton on Monday night, United remain level on points with the top-flight leaders and have a game in hand too.

Solskjaer is undoubtedly desperate to secure silverware this season and has even enlisted the help of his former team-mates to help inspire his squad.

According to The Athletic, Roy Keane and Ryan Giggs have been brought in to speak to young players about their experience as first-team superstars.

Indeed, Solskjaer has also been keen to ensure there is a family feel around their Carrington training base, as they attempt to return to their heyday.

The manager has a tough task ahead of him but appears to be making progress this season, with the club preparing for a mouthwatering tussle with Manchester City on Wednesday.

A place at Wembley will be at stake when the fierce rivals meet in the Carabao Cup semi-final.

United, for so long English football's perennial winners, have not lifted major silverware since their successful Europa League campaign under Jose Mourinho in 2017.

United were beaten in three semi-finals last season and manager Solskjaer says winning the Carabao Cup would be a "very, very big step" for his side's development.

Maybe it could even give United the belief to kick on and challenge for the Premier League title this term.

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Last month's Manchester derby in the Premier League was a dire affair devoid of quality and entertainment.

The two sides showed each other far too much respect with both camps content to settle for a goalless draw at Old Trafford.

But the do or die nature of a one-off semi-final should provide a far more attacking contest this time around, with both sides keen to avoid the anxiety of a penalty shoot-out.

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