Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may have placed a ban on his people referring to him as ‘gaffer’ but perhaps David Beckham has been exempt by the Norwegian.
The 45-year-old faces the toughest test of his managerial career when Paris Saint-Germain arrive at Old Trafford tonight for the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie with the Red Devils.
Solskjaer has steered United to 10 wins in 11 matches since replacing Jose Mourinho in mid-December and United will be buoyed by the injury problems of their French opponents tonight, who will be without Neymar and Edinson Cavani.
Beckham is one of just two players to have played for both clubs – the other being Zlatan Ibrahimovic – and the England legend sent a message to his former team-mate when he met up with him today in Manchester.
‘So good to be back in Manchester & so happy to see THE BOSS,’ wrote Beckham on Instagram. Solskjaer faces one tricky selection dilemma for tonight’s match on the left wing.
Anthony Martial starred in United’s 3-0 win against Fulham on Saturday but his start indicated that Alexis Sanchez may get the nod for tonight’s match.
Elsehwere, Victor Lindelof is expected to return and will likely be partnered by Eric Bailly in the heart of United’s defence.