Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that the team’s improvement this season can be traced down to the club’s positive approach to matters compared to the negative vibes that swirled around last summer.
Speaking in an interview with the United We Stand fanzine, the Norwegian said: “Confidence is a strange thing but it’s so important in football.
“In March 2019, the players were physically tired, mentally tired and we had injuries. They started with negative thinking, whereas now it’s positive thinking.
“There were other things that I didn’t like last year – some personal agendas which had to be sorted out and couldn’t be sorted out until the summer.
“More recently, we went to Spain for a week and gelled together. The team spirit was good and we’d signed Bruno Fernandes, who made a big difference.”
Solskjaer’s summer clear-out and shrewd signings have lifted the mood around the club. The new signings have been outstanding in helping us form an identity on the pitch.