Luke Shaw disappointed after goalless draw against Wolves
Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has expressed his disappointment after the Red Devils’ goalless draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Saturday. The Mancunian giants had the opportunity to take close the gap on fourth-placed Chelsea in the league standings but they failed to do so after managing a frustrating draw against Nuno’s side.
Solskjaer wants Manchester United to dominate teams like Liverpool
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that he wants his team to dominate games similar to Liverpool in the long run. The Red Devils have fared impressively against the elite teams this season but they have found it difficult when it comes to facing the lower league sides, who have nullified their counter-attacking option.
Speaking in a press conference, Solskjaer said that he has the vision of making his team to dominate matches in the same way as Liverpool. He added that the counter-attacking style of football remains the club’s main strength and the players must find ways of coping when the opposition does the same to them.
Rashford says Manchester United could have a bright future under Solskjaer
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has said that the club could have a bright future ahead under the guidance of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Norwegian found himself in a difficult situation following the club’s successive draws against Sheffield United and Aston Villa but those concerns have been put aside with recent wins over Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.
Speaking to BBC Sport, Rashford accepted that the Red Devils have been inconsistent with their displays this term and that is justifiable, given they are in a rebuilding phase with a young side. He added that the club need to stick with the manager in the hard times and there could be an exciting future ahead with the current crop of players.
Busy Christmas for Man Utd
The latest draw against Everton at Old Trafford is Manchester United’s 6th consecutive match without a defeat. They are now back in the race for the Champions League spot next season as the Red Devils are just four points behind Chelsea.
Although the latest match in the Premier League can be considered as a hiccup for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, Manchester United has improved its game lately.
Doubts Lead Man UTD, Felix Opted Out
It was claimed by Man UTD that they will not sign Joao Felix into the club because of their fears about his stature. Felix was added in the wish list of Manchester United along with other players since last summer. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the boss for Manchester United. He has been a huge admirer of Felix. It was also reported that the Red Devils were willing to pay as much as £105million to obtain his services towards the club.
Felix represents Portugal for international games and he finally joined Atletico Madrid. According to The Athletic, it was decided by the United Brass to not pursue with the wonderkid from Portugal as they were concerned whether he will be able to deal with the physicality that is required for playing in the Premier League.
Make or Break for Solskjaer
It’s Manchester United’s worst start to a season for 30 years. Solskjær’s win ratio of 47.5% is the worst of any United manager since Dave Sexton got the boot back in April 1981.
They currently sit just two points shy of the relegation zone. They haven’t won away from home since April against PSG, and not in the league since Crystal Palace in February.
Sutton slams Manchester United for offloading both Sanchez and Lukaku
Former Premier League ace Chris Sutton has slammed Manchester United for their decision to offload both Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku this summer. Lukaku made the move to Inter Milan on a permanent deal before the English transfer deadline and the Red Devils have since sanctioned the temporary move for Sanchez to the same club.
As a result, they are currently with just two strikers in the form of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial and there is basically no back-up with only the inexperienced Mason Greenwood on the bench. Speaking to The Mirror, Sutton said that the Red Devils don’t have the credentials to make the top four this term, considering the lack of genuine goalscoring options upfront.
Solskjaer praises Harry Maguire’s start to his Manchester United career
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised the instant impact made by Harry Maguire in the Red Devils shirt. The England international made the move to Old Trafford from Leicester City during the closing stages of the summer transfer window and he has since made his debut during the 4-0 thrashing of Chelsea where he was handed with the man of the match accolade.
Speaking in a press conference, Solskjaer said that the defender is very level-handed and has been a good influence on the team despite the late arrival from the Foxes. He told: “He’s very level-headed. He's just as composed off the pitch as he is on the pitch. He's experienced, he's a big presence around the place, he's smiling and he's a personality that you like to have around.To have a cool head at the back is important. The defenders who are level headed and not too emotionally affected are great to have, for a manager and for a team. Harry's only been here for a little bit more than a week and he's been very good to have around [the club].”
McTominay says Manchester United players are buying into Solskjaer’s plans
Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has said that the Red Devils players are buying into the plans of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Red Devils had a forgettable 2018/19 campaign where they finished sixth on the table but there have been positive signs in pre-season with the team showing a much-better workrate.
Speaking to reporters, McTominay acknowledged that Solskjaer has been offering double training sessions for the players and the same has brought out a positive mindset during the recent pre-season friendlies, he said:“The running, the training hard is perfect. But it's the details that we're trying to get right this pre-season. I think you can see from the results and the way that we're playing now that it's going to plan. There are things we need to work on and aspects of our game that each individual player has to work on as well. It's important we take all that information on board because it's an important season.”
Solskjaer speaks after Marcus Rashford signs a new long-term deal
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that he is delighted after Marcus Rashford committed his future to the club on a long-term deal. The England international had been in a contract standoff with the side over the past year but the club have eventually sealed a four-year deal with the option for a further 12 months.
Shortly after Rashford penned the renewal, Solskjaer said: “Marcus is one of the most talented English players of his generation. He is an outstanding player; blessed with natural pace and energy. Marcus is a shining example of the talent that our Academy produces and his upbringing means that he truly understands what it means to play for Manchester United. “Despite being only 21 years old, Marcus already has great experience. He has a fantastic future ahead of him with the club and I am delighted that he has signed a new contract.”