Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has "done an excellent job" at Manchester United since being appointed as the club's permanent manager back in March, according to Eddie Howe.

United are scheduled to arrive at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon to face Bournemouth, where they will be aiming to pick up a second successive Premier League victory.

A 1-0 defeat at Newcastle on October 9 left the Red Devils languishing in the bottom half of the table after eight fixtures, just two points clear of the relegation places.

The international break seemed to come at the perfect time for Solskjaer's side, however, after they embarked on a four-match unbeaten run since returning to action.

United produced a much-improved performance to earn a 1-1 draw against Liverpool at Old Trafford on October 20, before securing a first away win since March at Partizan Belgrade four days later in the Europa League.

A 3-1 win at Norwich and a 2-1 Carabao Cup fourth-round victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge have followed, with pressure finally starting to ease on Solskjaer after a poor start to the 2019-20 campaign.