Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was very happy with Manchester United’s performance against Liverpool and has reportedly said the players must use this performance as a motivation to turn things around for them.
A controversial Marcus Rashford gave Manchester United a deserved lead during the first half when he converted Daniel James’ perfect cross. Rashford hadn’t scored since he scored on the opening weekend against Chelsea and it was sure a sight for a sore eye to see him back in his form.
Despite a great performance, Man United struggled to find a second goal while Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana scored just five minutes from the stoppage time to maintain Liverpool’s unbeaten start to the season.
Nevertheless, Solskjaer is said to be delighted with the performance and sources have told Metro.co.uk that the Norwegian manager stressed in the dressing room afterwards that the performance was a blueprint for how he wants them to play moving forward.
Solskjaer always knew that Liverpool would have more possession than his team. This forced Solskjaer to make necessary changes to his strategy and convinced him to move to a back three formation to so that he could accommodate the impressive Axel Tuanzebe, however, but the defender got himself injured during the warm-up and was replaced by Marcos Rojo.