Manchester United boss Olé Gunnar Solskjaer, has given his verdict on United’s performance in the win against Crystal Palace on Thursday evening.
Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial were on target, as we beat the Eagles 2-0, and although Solskjaer seemed delighted with the team’s performance, he was displeased with the start of the game as well as the rhythm of the team’s passing.
Speaking to BT Sport after the match, the former forward said: “It is a tight game and didn’t get the rhythm in our passing but two fantastic goals won it for us.
“The finish was great for Marcus Rashford’s goal but there was quick inter-changing passing in the build-up. We did not do it enough cause they are handful to play against, they have to trust themselves more.
“[At the end of the first half,] it looked like Victor Lindelof kicks the ball first and it is a tight decision but probably the same on Anthony Martial. I don’t think it was a penalty.
“When we go for the second goal, that is when they started strutting about. It is tight scheduling but we cannot afford starts like this.
“Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are enjoying themselves, when they go out onto the pitch for a shift, they go out with a smile and they defend each other too.
“We need to smile and go into this, we have earned this right, no-one thought in January that we would be in with a shout for top four. We have done fantastic since the restart. These are the games that matter. That is the thing at Manchester United, you have to step up and show your personality.”
Manchester United now trail Chelsea by one point, and are level on points with fourth placed Leicester City.
Meanwhile, it still remains in Manchester United’s hands to finish in at least fourth place. All United must do is to win their remaining two games.