Neil Warnock gives his views as City prepare to face Manchester United

Last updated : 22 December 2018 By Michael Morris

Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock had this to say as the Manchester United bandwagon rolls into south Wales.

United sacked Joe Mourinho earlier in the week before appointing former Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their interim manager.

The news appears to have been greatly received in Manchester with United fans happy to see one of their heroes back at the club. How fitting his first game is at the side he relegated in 2014.

But what does Neil Warnock think?

“I think it’s the best job he will have in his life, Ole, because he can’t lose! I can’t see how he can lose. He’ll hold the fort until the end of the season and if he does well, he’ll get a couple of years. It’s a great club and we’re all expecting Pogba, Martial, Lingard to be Man Of The Match tomorrow. Ole is a nice lad from what I’ve heard.

"I think it needed somebody who’s been there. He’s a legend there. Four or five names came to my mind, I thought Steve Bruce might have got a shout, or Ryan Giggs. It’s a different type of management, with Phelan coming back in, Sir Alex’s man. It’s a great club and with the players they’ve got, I bet he can’t believe his luck. It’s an amazing opportunity for him.”


The change in manager has given Utd a lift, something Warnock is aware of

"I think it’s the worst time you could play them, so many people wanting to prove things. We’ve been unlucky with our home games, we played Leicester after that terrible accident, we played Southampton with a new manager and now Man United. He’s got some great players there, I bet he’s glad he’s in their dressing room.

“I’m sure you’ll see Rashford, Lingard, Martial, Mata Pobga… they’ve all got things to prove. So it will be a very difficult game for us in those circumstances.”

Cardiff have won four out of their last five home games. A run of home form that's taken the club out of the bottom three. Away form is a concern but today it's all abbout Cardiff City at the Cardiff City Stadium, regardless of the opposition and their circumstances.

Watch the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer press conference