Premier League week 22:
Manchester United faced the first Premier League real test under new coach Solskjaer and passed it with great success. In a very tight game against the Spurs, the Red Devils scored the only game at Wembley and bring home a six straight win.
Tied with Arsenal
Man Utd have been the best team in the League since December and are now leveled with Arsenal [41 points]. It is not impossible to imagine they could catch on Chelsea and Tottenham for the top 4 spots. However, Liverpool and Man City seems to far ahead for Man United to catch up. Soon the Champions League resume and it will be exciting to see how they cope with against one for the world’s best squad in Paris Saint-Germain…
Man Utd Coach, Solskjaer reacts on the big away win.
“We attacked quickly with pace. Obviously, the goal was fantastically taken by Rashford, but you know the defensive job Jesse [Lingard] did and the pass from Paul [Pogba] is half the goal.
We worked on it for a week and we have seen Spurs and we thought that was going to be a good plan and it is good that we have different ways of playing against different teams and I think that we showed that we are ready to compete, especially in the first half when I thought we were excellent.
The second half we could have scored two or three ourselves so it wasn’t that one-sided even though they really did put us under pressure. I am happy. I said to the boys to be proud because they followed the plan to perfection in the first half. We thought they were going to come as they did and it worked a treat.
“We defended well as a team. When you play against Harry Kane you will always be tested and when they put Llorente on I thought we defended well with Nemanja [Matic] and Ander [Herrera] in front of them. It was just a complete defensive team performance.”
Title hopes probably crushed for the Spurs
Coach Pochettino comments on the hard home loss:
“We’re disappointed with the result. We’re a little unlucky because when you are in front of the goal you need to be clinical.
Give the credit to de Gea, we weren’t clinical but the team played unbelievable football and we need to be proud about that.
We were unlucky, but we need to understand that’s football. Maybe when you don’t deserve to, you win and when you deserve to, you don’t win. We need to accept that. Football is a game where all can happen.”