Solskjaer salutes Man Utd emergence from ‘difficult spell’


Manchester United put one foot in Europa League last 16 with crushing 4-0 victory over Real Sociedad in round of 32 much to the delight of coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The ‘Red Devils’ had endured a “difficult spell” in recent weeks. After December’s Champions League group stage exit, Man United put together an impressive domestic run that saw them reach the top of the Premier League last month.

But things have gone awry recently, with Sunday’s disappointing 1-1 draw at West Brom meaning they had two victories to show from six matches in all competitions.

Solskjaer’s side got back to winning ways in style in Thursday’s Europa League last-32 clash against Sociedad, with Bruno Fernandes’ double complemented by Marcus Rashford and Daniel James in a 4-0 first leg win in Turin.

“We played well. We were more clinical in front of goal, of course, even though we had a few chances before we got the first one,” said the Man United coach.

“But definitely when we got the second, the game opened up and we found ourselves in loads of space.”

Asked if he will make wholesale changes in the return leg at Old Trafford given progress to the last 16 is all but assured and they face a frantic fixture schedule, Solskjaer said: “No, we’ve got to take one game at a time.

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By FARPost Reporter 

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