Manchester United’s team has been announced for today’s game at Tottenham.
Before the game Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted that the 6-1 defeat against Spurs in October remained one of the difficult memories but felt confident about his side’s away form.
“Every player’s pride is hurt by that result,” he said. That was a big black dot on our season, we know that. And we know the reasons behind it. We had a lack of pre-season, we didn’t hit our form and Anthony [Martial] was unlucky to get a red card… I’ve said enough about that.”
“We’ve done really well (away from home) and got good results but every game lives its own life. We have to perform, nothing you’ve done before will help on the pitch apart from, as you say, the confidence. The confidence should be good and we should be ready to go from the kick-off because we know that they’ve got some of the top players in the country.”
“They’re a team full of quality players from the keeper to wide left, but of course Son and Kane have been a revelation this season and they caused us loads of problems in the first game [earlier in the season] as well and we know we have to defend well against them.”
United are presently playing a schedule of games on Thursdays and Sundays due to the participation in the Europa League and Solskjaer admits it has taken some adjusting to.
“Yes we have to get used to it,” he said. “We did it last season and we’ve done it a couple of times this season and it’s something the players will just take head on. It’s a challenge. They’ve had a free week but we’d rather be in the quarter-finals having this problem instead of not.”
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