09 Dec 2019, 05:10 IST

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has challenged his Manchester United gamers to lift their sport in opposition to the Premier League’s “lesser groups”.

United picked up back-to-back wins over Tottenham and bitter rivals Manchester Metropolis within the area of 4 days to revive their home marketing campaign.

The Crimson Devils additionally beat Chelsea 4-Zero on the opening day of the season and are the one facet to have taken some extent off leaders Liverpool this time period.

Nevertheless, they’ve misplaced to 2 groups within the backside six and drawn in opposition to two extra struggling sides in Southampton and Aston Villa.

With video games in opposition to bottom-half groups Everton, Watford and Burnley to return in three of their subsequent 4 league outings, Solskjaer admitted a change of mentality could also be required.

“If it is a psychological factor, then we will type it out,” he mentioned, based on a number of British newspapers. “We’ll work with the mentality of the boys.

“For me, it has been very a lot about margins in these video games. Some freak outcomes that we will not management.

“However for those who look behind the outcomes, I am not as adverse as you might be. I am not so frightened, so involved. If the boys are then telling me they cannot stand up for these video games then we have got an issue.

“Then I’ve actually set to work with them as a result of, after I performed, that is how we gained the league.

“We by no means gave factors away in opposition to the lesser groups, the not-so-good groups. The Premier League is tough – if you do not have that mentality you will not get outcomes.

“You have to earn the appropriate to win. Typically you have to earn it by passing faster, profitable the ball again – there are alternative ways of profitable video games of soccer.”

A key a part of United’s success in opposition to Tottenham and Metropolis has been the improved type of Jesse Lingard, who was reprimanded earlier this yr for a video posted on social media.

Lingard began each matches and Solskjaer is delighted with the way in which the United youth product has bounced again of late.

“He is Man United by and thru,” Solskjaer mentioned. “He is a crimson, he is bought a fantastic angle and a fantastic work charge.

“Each one among us have issues to cope with on the pitch and off the pitch and what he has needed to cope with, that can be between us. It is nice to see him again.

“You’ll be able to criticise anybody about something however for me as a supervisor, I’ve to take care of these boys within the good and the unhealthy occasions.

“It is nice to work with him. I had him within the reserves, gave him his debut in opposition to Burnley. It is good to see him again to his outdated self.”

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