Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims beating Fulham became a perfect preparation for PSG game
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that his team’s win at Fulham has set it up nicely before the arrival of Paris-Saint Germain for the first leg of the Champions League last-16.
The Red Devils ease past the Cottagers 3-0 in a performance that was filled with confidence. In form Paul Pogba scored a brace while Anthony Martial netted one brilliant goal to paint a rosy picture overall.
They now have a few daunting games coming up – starting with a home leg against PSG, then Chelsea in the FA Cup and Liverpool in the league.
And Solskjaer believes playing Fulham was a perfect warm-up for their next game: “I would have to say so because it’s a tough place to come and we gave them the first 10 minutes, maybe played into their hands, some counter-attacks, they put the ball into the box a few times but then, after we scored the first goal, we played a fantastic last 80 minutes.”
The Norwegian also spoke about benching Marcus Rashford, who picked up a knock against Leicester last week: “If we are going to be successful this season, we need everyone to contribute and everyone in the squad knows they’ve got chance to contribute if it’s now or next week or the week after. You’ve just got to be ready when you get the chance.”
Old Trafford will be buzzing on Tuesday as continental competition resumes in a blockbuster, with one of the favourites visiting the town.