Manchester United manager Olé Gunnar Solskjaer has implied that United’s poor home form this season is mostly down to the player’s mindset.
The Red Devils have conceded 12 goals at home this season, including 3 to Crystal Palace, 2 to Brighton & Hove Albion, 6 to Tottenham and 1 to Paris Saint-Germain.
We have also lost two games at Old Trafford, out of five in the Premier League, and calls have come for the situation to be arrested as soon as possible.
Speaking ahead of the clash against Chelsea, Solskjaer admitted he was concerned by the situation, and sort of blamed it on mentality.
He’s quoted by Goal as saying, “Consistency comes from the mindset. We know we’ve got talented players. As I’ve said quite a few times, we just need to respect the basics in football.
“I’ve said it quite a few times, we need to outrun and outfight teams. If these players do that – like we’ve done the last two games, as the stats have shown – then suddenly we create chances. We need to defend as a team.
“We can’t concede as many goals as we’ve done because we’ll score, we’ll create chances and score. That’s the mindset we need to have in every single game. We’ve got different ways of playing of course.
“And preparation, because after the lockdown with Covid, we’ve stayed at home, we’ve had different routines coming into games. I’ve just got to look at everything, how the players prepare because it’s been noticeable how well we’ve done away from home.”
The coach and the team will be delighted with the effort put into earning a clean sheet against Chelsea, but now, the focus will be on finding a balance between attacking and defending well.