Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has showered praise on his players after the victory over Westham United last night. Stating that they now believe they could turns around.
The Red devils came from a goal down at the halftime to secure a 1-3 victory over Westham United last night at the London stadium. Goals from Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood were enough to secure all the 3points for Solskjaer’s men.
Just like in Man United’s last league encounter against Southampton they were on the loosing side at the break only to come out in the second period like a wounded lion to turn the game around.
Westham United was the better side in the first-half of the encounter yesterday and deservely took the lead at the stroke of the first half through midfielder Thomas Soucek after United failed to clear their line from a set play. David Moyes side had several opportunities to double their lead in the first half but were let down by hard luck and poor finishing.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made changes at the break with Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes coming on for Edinson Cavani and Van De Beek. The changes turned the game around and United were all over Westham and deservely got their equaliser from a long range effort from Paul Pogba. Ole’s men would go on to put the game to beg through goals from Rashford and Mason Greenwood to secure all the 3points.
Solskjaer spoke to the media shortly after the game and was full of praise for his men, stating that they now believed they could turn things around. In his words he has this to say,
“The boys now have the belief and the confidence that we can turn things around. You don’t panic. Yeah, we were under pressure before half-time, and half-time came at a good time for us. We had to clear our heads and go again. We’ve done it too often now to be a coincidence, those comebacks. It’s in these boys and in this badge. Of course you are very happy with the away form and how we’re performing.’
“I think at home we’ve performed more consistent and winning games there as well. So now we’ve taken a step up the table and I think we’re coping better with games like this where you’re 1-0 down, 2-0 down. The character in the boys, they still believe. That’s a big thing, that belief. They’ve got that belief from the performances and the results they’ve had lately.”
The Red devils will be back in Premier league action next weekend in a Manchester derby encounter against their neighbours and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.