Solskjaer reveals why Manchester United struggled earlier this season

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Olé Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed he believes that a lack of match fitness was responsible for Man Utd’s poor form earlier this season.

The Norwegian saw his side struggle to win games in September and early this month, with just one win out of their opening three matches.

But since then, there’s been a remarkable upturn in fortunes, and the former striker is confident that an improvement in fitness levels is the reason.

Speaking recently to the media, Solskjaer said: “The truth is that we were not in shape before the international break.

“Now we are fit and we are sharp and it has only gotten better and better.

“We are always working to be stable, and I think we have been stable ever since February. We’ve lost one of the last eight, which I think is pretty consistent.”

United’s match against Arsenal on Sunday will be Solskjaer’s 100th as manager of the club, and we’re sure he’ll be eyeing a win as the perfect present to mark the milestone.