Although his team started well in the Premier League, the Red Devils coach remained calm.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not be attracted to Manchester United’s chance to win after their last dramatic victory at West Ham, joking that he “lost his job yesterday” after his disappointment with Europe in the middle of the week.
After defeating the young boy 2-1 disappointingly in the UEFA Champions League, Solskjaer entered Sunday’s game at the London Stadium under a little pressure.
But the Red Devils rebounded with a dramatic 2-1 victory, the same points as Chelsea and Liverpool maintaining the top spot in the Premier League.
Solskjaer is not getting dizzy
The score at the London Stadium was only half of the story, Jesse Lingard grabbed the winning goal in the 89th minute, and David De Gea saved Mark Noble’s penalty in stoppage time.
The drama of this victory combined with Manchester United’s good start has ignited hope among supporters of the Premier League title challenge.
However, Solskjaer remained calm because he reminded reporters that someone was questioning his future a few days ago.
“You won’t let me participate in that now,” he replied when asked about his team’s championship prospects. “Five games have been played this season. Yesterday I was probably depressed and lost my job. This is the situation with Manchester United.
“The three points we deserve. This is a difficult place to get here. Hope these points can make a difference. Let’s see [about the title] As we approach April and May. “
‘We must defend better’
Reflecting on the game itself, Solskjaer said there is room for improvement.
The Norwegian was particularly dissatisfied with his team’s defense for Said bin Rahma’s goal, which was entered through a huge deflection by defender Rafael Varane.
“We have to defend better,” Solskjaer added. “We must make it harder for us to collapse. For their goals, for whatever reason, the structure is wrong, and we must work to resolve it.”
Solskjaer also confirmed that when the Red Devils face West Ham again in the League Cup on Wednesday, Lingard will start for the Red Devils.
The England international has no contract at the end of the season and has not promised new terms, but Solskjaer insists that he is very happy at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer added: “Jesse knows that he wants to fight for his position and become part of a Manchester United team that is moving forward.”
“I can’t speak for Jesse right now, but he did contribute. He will play on Wednesday because I will make some changes.”