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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Manchester United’s 6-2 victory over Leeds was one of those that will go down in history after they punished their rivals.
It was the first encounter between the two rivals in the Premier League since 2004, and Solskjaer’s side asserted their dominance from the start.
Scott McTominay scored two goals in three minutes to set Man Utd on his way to victory. They eventually went on to record their highest-scoring victory since the days of Sir Alex Ferguson..
After a few weeks of inconsistency, the result has sparked new optimism that the Red Devils could challenge near the top this season.
Solskjaer was enthusiastic about the performance and the result, explaining how they canceled their opponents and earned the right to play.
“That was fantastic from minute one,” he said. Sky sports. “We had a plan to go after them, go forward when we had the ball and Scott McTominay scored two goals in the first three minutes.
“We found a way to make them work. Imagine if there were 75,000 people, it would have gone down in history as one of the great performances against Leeds.
“We had to earn the right by running as much as they do, that’s a challenge. It could have been 12-4! It’s that kind of game.
“I enjoyed it, it was frantic, hectic. It doesn’t matter what the score is, they have a certain attitude or style, if they’re 5-0 up or down. “
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Despite claims about UnitedIn title disputes, Solskjaer urged focusing on short-term goals.
“We’re not even halfway there, the league position is not something we look at. We look at the improvement of the team.
“Now we are fitter and stronger. Our fans needed it. “
Sunshine praises ‘physical monster’ McTominay
One of the stars of the night was McTominay, who scored his first two goals of the season in a lightning start.
Explaining how the midfielder influenced the play, Solskjaer said that sometimes he has to prevent him from doing the kinds of runs that led to his double.
Sun customs BBC Radio 5 Live: “Scott used to be a forward when he was a kid.
“He’s a physical monster, he can win in the air, he wins tackles, but he’s so strong and fast too.
“He just ran into the space that we expected him to have and it was a good job from the other players to create the space and the good finishes.
“I have to stop Scott from doing that sometimes, he’s an offensive midfielder by nature. But when he sees a gap in front of him, why stop him? But he’s great protecting his back four.”
Another name on the roster was Daniel James, who was a surprise starter against a club he came close to joining in the past.
Solskjaer praised the winger for his patience and for taking his chance when it came.
“The goal will also give Dan James a lot of confidence,” he added. “He’s been biding his time, he’s been patient, he’s worked hard and he’s still in violin shape and I was very, very happy for him.”
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