For the fifth away recreation working, the Red Devils needed to come from behind to win within the Premier League and their boss has praised his aspect’s mindset
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out the mentality of his Manchester United aspect as they pulled off one other comeback victory within the Premier League on Saturday.
Goals from Paul Pogba, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford ensured United got here away from the London Stadium with all three factors however once more they needed to struggle again from a dropping place having fallen behind within the first-half to a Tomas Soucek purpose.
It is the fifth consecutive Premier League away recreation the place Solskjaer’s aspect have needed to mount a comeback this season and the United supervisor was happy with the mindset of his players.
“We have carried out this too many instances getting back from 1-zero down for it to be a coincidence,” Solskjaer mentioned.
“To have this character and the mentality is one of the largest issues that I take from these away video games. They at all times consider in themselves, we belief ourselves, there’s no shouting and screaming, we consider in our teammates and consider in ourselves.”
While the end result and efficiency within the final 20 minutes had been spectacular, United had been dreadful within the first half and had been fortunate to solely have a one-purpose deficit on the break.
Bruno Fernandes, who had been rested with a foot knock, and Marcus Rashford had been introduced off the bench for the second half and had a transformative impact on the aspect.
“I believe this season goes to be such a protracted and exhausting one and when players have gotten niggly accidents, he [Fernandes] has been kicked so many instances these previous couple of weeks and he had a sore foot so I didn’t wish to use him from the beginning,” Solskjaer defined.
“We’ve obtained an enormous recreation on Tuesday we’ve got an excellent squad with masses of high quality and expertise on the market so we determined to go together with the beginning XI that we did.
“You have to take a look at what you are able to do higher, first half we weren’t actually on the races, masses of the possession however we couldn’t management the sport and couldn’t create something as a result of there weren’t sufficient runs in behind, we didn’t create sufficient areas, we didn’t make the precise actions however we did that within the second half. We tweaked a couple of issues tactically.”