Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed the secret behind his team’s success in winning a landslide 9-0 victory over Southampton.
As is known, Manchester United faced Southampton in the 22nd week of the Premier League, WIB (3/02) at Old Trafford.
The duel seemed to run very easily for the home team, how could it not? They immediately managed to score four goals in the first half, while in the second half the Saints netted five goals.
However, to some extent the big win that was won by Manchester United was due to the red card received by a Southampton player when the game had only been running for two minutes.
Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer himself admitted that the advantage of the number of players from the start of the match greatly influenced his team’s big win.
“When a player is sent off, it’s up to us to score the first goal,” said Solskjaer.
Even so, Solskjaer also praised his players, because after all Southampton immediately applied deep defensive tactics, making it difficult for MU players to score the first goal.
“We changed [the flow of the ball] from side to side, entered [the penalty box] from behind, good maneuver, we played as we had to,” continued Solskjaer.
Yes overall, Solskjaer paid tribute to his players who showed great performance throughout the match.
“You can see a lot of things we’re working on. We want to be a little unpredictable,”
“The players are doing very well, freedom and imagination, playing on the side, that’s positive, and something we can work on,” said the former Cardiff City manager.
This victory obviously means a lot to Manchester United, because after all their confidence automatically increases too.
In addition, the Red Devils also managed to catch up with the points behind the leaders, Manchester City. Thanks to this victory, they have collected 44 points from 22 matches.
It’s just that, the difference is that Pep Guardiola’s troops won the same number of points in 20 matches. In other words, they still have two games left to play.