Manchester United have named their team for this evening’s game with Southampton.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping Saturday’s draw with Arsenal is a positive momentum changer but will want to see more goal threat from his team than in the last two games.
He said he wants to see : “Hard work, clever work, a little bit of brightness, of course. Free yourself up, be adventurous, take a risk. You’re at Man United, you’re playing at Old Trafford, you’re playing with the best kit in the world, the best shirt in the world, the badge is on your chest. That should give you confidence, that should give you creativity and the freedom to think: ‘I’m here, I’m a good player’. We’ve defended well, we’re conceding less and less goals. When the referee’s delegate report came in from the Sheffield United game, it was hard work to read when they admit their goal should have been disallowed and our goal should have been given. So that is a big swing and a big turnaround in momentum for us. We felt that on the day, but it just confirmed what we felt, that we had a couple of decisions go against us which cost us three points. It’s hard. Where was I? The attacking bit… we’re creating big chances. Just be loose, drop your shoulder, take a deep breath for us and put it in the net.”
Southampton took a point from Old Trafford last season and Solskjaer knows his team will need to play well tonight.
“They’re a good side,” he said. “They’re physical, they run, they’ve got high energy. ‘Rock-and-roll football’ as I like to call it. High energy all the time. If the ball goes forward, they get shots off and crosses in. They have good set-piece delivery – we know all about that. But we have given them problems as well.”
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