06 Mar Man United boss Solskjaer: No disaster of confidence
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has denied Manchester United are having a disaster of confidence regardless of going three video games with no aim.
United have warmed up for Sunday’s derby with Manchester Metropolis with three consecutive 0-Zero attracts, together with a disappointing stalemate towards Crystal Palace on Wednesday.
Metropolis, in the meantime, have managed to open up a 14-point lead on the high of the Premier League desk as United have managed simply two wins from their final eight league video games however Solskjaer insists his team will not be off form.
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“We had per week with out scoring a aim,” Solskjaer instructed a information convention on Friday.
“It isn’t like six weeks with unhealthy type. Not lengthy we received 9-0 [against Southampton], 4-Zero towards a Actual Sociedad team that ought to have received towards Actual Madrid on the weekend.
“I am not shopping for into the narrative we have had such a dip in type. We have not had margins. Three 0-0s is not us and it is not what we got down to do. We have defended properly however lacked that spark to attain. I do not purchase the off form one.”
Solskjaer has additionally argued United have tried to play “on the entrance foot” in huge video games this season regardless of heading into the Manchester derby nonetheless looking for their first win towards a high six aspect.
Final season, United scored 15 objectives and picked up 18 factors from 10 video games towards Manchester Metropolis, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham. However forward of the journey to the Etihad Stadium, their report this season stands at one aim and 5 factors from seven matches, together with 5 0-Zero attracts.
“We have checked out it and in an odd form of approach, you won’t agree, we have been extra optimistic [this season],” Solskjaer stated.
“We have been going excessive press on the entrance foot, attempting to pin teams again. Final yr possibly we relied extra on the counter-attack, dropped deep and hung on. As a coach and supervisor it is the worst feeling ever to be defending across the field. We have tried to go extra optimistic however we have not been scientific or ruthless sufficient with possibilities. We now have had possibilities.”
Dean Henderson is about to start out in aim towards Metropolis after No.1 David De Gea was given permission to attend the delivery of his little one in Spain. De Gea shall be given time earlier than returning to Englan dut Solskjaer says he expects the goalkeeper to be again “very quickly”.
“I will give him the time he wants earlier than he comes again, he requested to go house and within the outdated world that is a day and also you come again and also you’re prepared once more and now we’re in a pandemic and the quarantines after all it is a completely different world however nonetheless we felt it was proper,” Solskjaer added.
“Dean got here in [against Crystal Palace] and performed properly and he is prepared so I will give David the time he wants.
“As quickly as David travels again we simply must observe the principles. Yeah, I count on him to be accessible very quickly, not too far. I do not know when he’ll be again, it will not be lengthy earlier than he comes.
“Dean did properly towards Palace and I am positive he is wanting ahead to the Metropolis recreation as properly, he is had that have already this season within the Carabao Cup in order that stands him in good stead.”