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"If someone told me I'd be at Manchester United a year later I'd tell them to shut up", he said. Since before Sir Alex Ferguson took over.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer accepts Manchester United are not the force they once were, with the manager braced for more ups and downs as he waits for their younger players to "blossom".

Solskjaer had a total of 124k followers on the account, and it believed that a number of Manchester United followed him, including club captain Ashley Young.

"Smiling comes from winning, that's the way it is that's the way life is whenever you're doing well, everybody wants to smile and everybody's pleased so that's where we want to get to as a group and hopefully in the next games we can do that as well".

United were held to a 0-0 draw in their Europa League clash leaving Solskjaer still waiting for a first away win as permanent manager.

"He's done that on objective thinking, 'right, we've just got to rid ourselves of players that, OK they're probably better than what we've got, but are they going to take us to where we want to go?'"

Put to Solskjaer that opponents do not appear intimidated by United, he said: "I don't know what the opponents think of us". It's easy to be positive when I see them, they have been very positive with me. I've felt that a couple of times but not very often.

"Yes, I'd say [Manchester United are now a mid-table team]".

"I can't think about what anyone else is thinking about us".

United could do with a shot in the arm before the global break, and Sunday's trip to Newcastle looks as good an opportunity as any to win away. Towards the end the right one we just didn't get him over the line. "That's a penalty 100 times out of 100, you can not get that decision wrong in football", Solskjaer said, perhaps trying to deflect focus away from another lacklustre display.

United made eight changes in Holland with an eye on Sunday's trip to St James' Park, where their injury problems look set to continue.

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