Against Tottenham, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer received the players’ reaction he was dreaming of after the big loss to Liverpool a week ago.
After the match, there was great satisfaction between the players and the support staff. But not everyone interpreted the pictures this way, and the English language daily Mail Today published an issue that Marcus Rashford crashed against Solskjaer after being put on the bench for a match.
Now the England international is responding, directing his alleged anger at the newspaper instead.
– Grinding towards the coach?? We won the battle. This celebration was a complete relief. “It’s been a tough week,” Rashford wrote on Twitter, taking a stand against the popular tabloid.
The article in the Daily Mail comes a few days after Ole Gunnar Solskjær took one strong settlement Against those who spread rumors about the club. Just like Paul Pogba did replied On writings in the press.
At the press conference ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League match against Atalanta, Solskjaer was again asked about the huge writings in the press.
Criticism can make you doubt or stand up for yourself. I’ve always loved criticism, so think about it. “The experts and I have different roles and I’m not here to argue with them or to quarrel with anyone,” Solskjaer told the press on Monday afternoon.
But the many negative headlines were not ignored for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who instead received plenty of praise after his victory over Tottenham on Saturday. Kristiansunder returned to the tactical treasure chest and found the 3-5-2 method he followed in the big games earlier in his United career. It had an immediate effect, and the experts at Balløya praised the fist.
– That’s great for Solskjær. He made some strong choices, changed his formation and played with two strikers who both scored. It appears that the changes worked very well. Then former Chelsea player and Brighton manager, Gus Pouillet, told NRK after Saturday’s game, “We have to brag about Solskjaer, he deserves it.”
He realizes that Solskjær is now confident in his job.
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Pouillet isn’t the only person to come up with superlatives about Solskjær this weekend.
United captain and former Sky Sports expert Gary Neville cites distance in the team as a key to victory.
– If you look at the United team, how short is it from attack to defense – Varane to Ronaldo – the limit is 25-30 metres. That was the case for most of the match. In recent weeks it was 40-50 meters. It was incoherent, but it is very difficult for Tottenham to play through the United squad, Neville analyzed for Sky Sports and confirmed:
We have said for several weeks and months that this United team excels in moments, but you have to have a good foundation with clean cages and good defensive play. Solskjær’s former teammate believes the top three will always create chances and score goals, but they need this base to work from.
At Monday’s press conference, Solskjær faced tactical actions. But the Norwegian disagrees that the change of squad was decisive on Saturday.
We have players who can play a lot of systems. We can play with a back four, or a back three or a five. Before the game we felt we needed more control and it worked. But implementation is more important than order. We were strong and very happy with the defense and the pressing, but most importantly the individual performance in each role, says Solskjaer.
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NRK sports commentator Jan Petter Saltvedt believes Solskjær got exactly the answers he needed, but wonders why the formation changes didn’t happen before.
It’s unbelievable that adjustments haven’t been made before, so if you look at it that way, there’s something you can’t even count on in a win against Tottenham. Why did he not take effective action? Now he’s suddenly making the moves he’s missed for a long time. But we’ll see how long it lasts down this path, and whether that’s something to build on or whether it’s just a hoax, Saltvedt says.
He believes the Atalanta match could be directly decisive for Solskjaer’s future.
He cannot afford to be eliminated from the Champions League. I think Solskjaer’s fate is more connected to this match than it might seem. The commentator noted that they were fortunate to have beaten Atalanta in the past, now they have lost, and we are playing again, and adds:
These elected breaks threaten the lives of those who are at the tipping point.
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