‘They enjoyed themselves’: Solskjaer praises Man United after Brighton win

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praises Man United for their 3-1 win over Brighton on Sunday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Sky Sports)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised his Manchester United team for their performance in their 3-1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The Red Devils headed into the game looking to bounce back to winning ways after their defeat at Bournemouth last time out.

Andreas Pereira and Marcus Rashford scored either side of a Davy Propper own goal to hand the Red Devils a much-needed victory and just their fourth Premier League win of the season.

The victory lifted the Red Devils up into seventh place in the Premier League table as Solskjaer looks to try and steer Manchester United back into the top four.

The Red Devils have been struggling to produce consistent performances in recent weeks, but Solskjaer insists that he was hugely encouraged by Sunday’s victory.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Solskjaer said: “It was a great performance and we should have won by a bigger distance.

“We attacked superbly – it was exhilarating, attacking football. The boys were so quick and we created chances. We scored three but it should have been six or seven, especially in the second half.

“It’s a young team and you can see they enjoyed themselves. When you have a young team you need to get into the game quickly.

“We know we’re not in a position we want to be. And we’re far away from where we want to be. We have to keep on improving and challenge for the top four.”

Manchester United will return to Premier League action after the international break when they travel to Sheffield United on Sunday 24 November.

They will then switch their focus back to the Europa League and their clash away at Astana on Thursday 28 November.

Manchester United are aiming to try and break back into the top four after having finished sixth and without a trophy last term.

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