Manchester United all about attacking, not back passes — Solskjaer

By Seng Foo 14 January 2019 998
Manchester United all about attacking, not back passes — Solskjaer
Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer talked about his side's philosophy after securing a vital 1-0 Premier League win against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

The win — the Norwegian's sixth consecutive victory in all competitions since taking charge of the Red Devils  — put them level on points with fifth-place Arsenal and six behind Chelsea, occupying the final UEFA Champions League spot on the league table.

It was also the longest winning run they had this season, having not won more than three consecutive matches under former manager Jose Mourinho.

So, it was no surprise the players were seemingly playing with smiles on their faces, as highlighted by former Manchester United striker Teddy Sheringham to Solskjaer during a post-match interview with Astro Supersport.

When quizzed about what he needed to change after taking on the caretaker role, he spoke about the team's playing style.

"It is about attacking, pace and power. [Against Tottenham] we did not have the best of pace, but we still attacked and got the ball up.

"That's how Manchester United have been built around. It is attacking football and going forward, not stupid square or back passes," he said.

However, Solskjaer also admitted that United could not afford to play attacking football all the time as evident in the second half against Spurs, who were constantly threatening their goal.

"It could've cost us in the second half, so sometimes we could play with more experience, settle down, play two touches and pass it.

"But they are young kids, so why not?"

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