LONDON (REUTERS) – Manchester United’s improved mentality helps them grind out leads to tight video games this season, supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer mentioned after Wednesday’s (Jan 20) 2-1 win at Fulham took them again to the highest of the Premier League.
United went behind early to Ademola Lookman’s scientific end however responded by means of Edinson Cavani’s fourth away purpose of the league marketing campaign. Paul Pogba then sealed all three factors with a surprising strike.
“We have accomplished higher in tighter video games. We have gained a great deal of 1-0s and 2-1s. Whenever you add these up on the finish of the season, it means many factors,” Solskjaer instructed reporters.
“That was a degree we spoke about early on earlier than the season had began, that we would have liked to cease getting attracts and win extra video games. We have proven nice enchancment in mentality in addition to bodily robustness.”
Solskjaer’s facet are two factors away from Manchester Metropolis, who’ve performed one sport much less.
Whereas a lot of the reward was reserved for Pogba, Solskjaer additionally hailed Cavani’s affect since arriving on a free switch in October after his contract at Paris St Germain expired.
“Cavani is a centre ahead you need within the field, his motion is unbelievable,” Solskjaer mentioned.
“I nearly get annoyed at occasions when he goes extensive to place crosses in as a result of he is the one you need in there. Generally I’ve to ask him to do much less working.
“He compliments Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial rather well.”
United face Liverpool within the fourth spherical of the FA Cup on Sunday earlier than taking over Sheffield United within the league subsequent Wednesday.