Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hailed a resilient Manchester United following their 9-0 victory over Southampton at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.
Man United matched a 26-year club record success over Ipswich Town in 1995 when Andy Cole scored five goals for the Red Devils.
“We shared the goals more between the boys than he did [Andy Cole]. That was just before I came,” Ole recalled.
The Norwegian mentor believes it was a night for everyone associated with the club to enjoy, as his troops hammered ‘the Saints’ to earn the Premier League record-equalling win.
“We had an easier task with them getting a sending off so early but still, it is never easy to break teams down when they sit back and defend with 10 men and I thought we were excellent,” said the Red Devils boss in a post-match interview.
“We moved the ball really well, quickly. We used the width, we had movements in behind, we had strikers who wanted to get on the end of it scoring goals – even had full-backs wanting to be on the end of it.”
The 47-year-old insists it will be key for United to continue showing the same determined and form that they have displayed against Southampton when they face Everton on Saturday in a Premier League clash.
“We have a day extra recovery, so we should be ready for that one,” Ole concluded.
By Mauwane Raophala