Relish rather than fear Old Trafford, Solskjaer tells Man United

Manchester United's new interim-manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he wants his team to keep more clean sheets after their 3-1 win over Huddersfield Town today.

Huddersfield beat Mourinho's United at the John Smith's Stadium last season before suffering a 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford.

When United, only ahead through Nemanja Matic's goal at the time, were under pressure early in the second half, Fred and Diogo Dalot were quickly removed from the proceedings, replaced by the more experienced Ander Herrera and Ashley Young.

Paul Pogba is "Manchester United through and through" and understands it is a privilege to play for the club, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

"You don't change anything in one week but the mindset", said Solskjaer.

After their victory over Huddersfield, Solksjaer's comments - just like his tactics - provided refreshing contrast to the negativity that had bled from Mourinho during his time at Old Trafford.

So, as United fans tuck hungrily into their turkey this December 25, they will eagerly look forward to the next course and what Solskjaer and Co can plate up for them over the next six months.

After releasing the shackles at Cardiff, with plenty of free-flowing football on show, Solskjaer would be misguided to shuffle his pack and give some of the other players in his squad a chance to show their qualities.


"In the first 10 minutes of second half we struggled but for David De Gea's save I think it would have been really, really hard if they got to 1-1 that they deserved", Solskjaer said.

"It was a great day that I'll never, ever forget". "That's tradition, that's history, that's how we play and want to play".

"I went up and there were a few journalists gathered around", Devaney informed the Caught Offside podcast.

"It's going to take time for the players to go from one manager and the details he wanted".

"Hopefully, he will be fit for the game on Sunday".

Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner.

Solskjær takes charge of his first United game at Old Trafford on Boxing Day, something it looks as if he still can not quite believe is happening.

'The big players are turning up.

  • Steve Townsend