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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer denied that his team’s win over West Ham was the clearest sign yet of his team’s current comeback trend.
United went 1-0 against the Hammers on Saturday after Tomas Soucek’s header from a corner. But in open play, the Red Devils couldn’t put together a series of successful passes.
In the second half, however, United looked more skilled. Indeed, the arrivals of Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford helped while the visitors won 3-1.
In his post-match interview with Sky sportsSolskjaer was asked if the match was an “exaggeration” of his team’s recent tendency to rally to win.
Said, “You know, we play against a team that’s drawn to [Manchester] City, they have beaten Leicester and Wolves, they have attracted Tottenham.
“They are a good team and they make it difficult for you. They are very compact, aggressive, their pressure is very good, one of the best in the league.
“So I am very, very satisfied with the performance. Last week we were 2-0 down at Southampton and this was a step up, just 1-0 down. “
United matched the scores via Paul Pogba’s long-range curling iron. Shortly after Mason Greenwood and Rashford made sure the Red Devils took all three points.
When asked about his team’s performance, Solskjaer said: “In the first half we had a hard time keeping up with the counter attacks and set plays.
“I think when we had the ball we played at too slow a pace, so we gave the ball away too often.
Of course we had most of the ball, but they counterattacked and looked dangerous. So poor first half, second half the goal changes the mood. Great goal from Paul and Mason’s goal, it’s individual quality. “
Solskjaer confirms double injury injury
Solskjaer also confirmed that forwards Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial have suffered injuries.
Both players had to retire, but the manager is hopeful that their problems are not serious.
“Yes. It’s a shame that sometimes you injure your muscles.” the norwegian said. “Edi had to leave with a muscle injury and hopefully it’s not that bad, Anthony had to get out of here too.”
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