Lingard And Herrera Open Up About The Attacking Mentality Instilled By Solskjaer

Manchester United's Ander Herrera celebrates scoring their second goal with Jesse Lingard.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made an instant impact at Manchester United, having already picked up three wins in three games since taking over from Jose Mourinho.

His team has also played splendid attacking football on the pitch in the process, and its results are there for all to see.

There has been an evident change in the manner in which the Red Devils have approached these past three fixtures, and that has definitely been down to the Norwegian tactician’s attacking philosophy.

Now, forward Jesse Lingard has shed some light on the topic, revealing the instructions given to the entire team by their new interim gaffer.

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The 26-year-old Englishman stated (via The Guardian): “If we go into the game [against Newcastle] like we have done the first three matches we’ll win. We’ve had the right mentality, killing teams – that mentality is very important.

“Ole has told us to start quickly, press teams and make sure we’re on the front foot and make sure that the first 15-20 minutes can decide the game.”

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Further, when speaking about Solskjaer’s approach, Ander Herrera also echoed the claims made by Lingard, as he told the BBC: “Our manager told us on the first day, the best way to win a game when you are in the lead is to keep attacking.

“This what the club has always been about. The best way to defend is to keep the ball and keep attacking.”

Solskjaer’s instructions seem to be working smoothly so far, but it remains to be seen if they remain just as applicable when Manchester United encounter teams higher up the Premier League table.