Solskjaer Highlights The One Problem At United Despite Impressive Win

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Manchester United earned their third straight victory under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to celebrate a perfect end to 2018. The Mancunian club scored its 12th goal in three games after beating Bournemouth 4-1 at home.

Paul Pogba scored a brace yet again to cap off a solid show for the Old Trafford club, whilst Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku netted the other two goals.

Solskjaer seemed satisfied with the victory, as United are now just three points behind fifth-placed Arsenal.

United visit Newcastle United next on Wednesday, and the Red Devils’ manager wants to correct this one thing that is plaguing the side.


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If one sees United’s performances of the previous season, they shipped in the second fewest amount of goals in the league. But this time around, under former manager Jose Mourinho, the same defence somehow became the exact opposite.

United have conceded 32 goals already in 20 matches. And under Solskjaer, they let in a goal each in the three matches so far. This is something the manager wants to improve, and he highlighted that the side needs a clean sheet badly in his post-match press conference on Sunday.


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“You always look for improvements, we need that clean sheet. You can’t switch off in this league for a second. Great touch by [David] Brooks, by the way,” said the Norwegian.

According to the BBC, the manager further highlighted that a foundation is how a team defends.

He added: “Everyone thinks I’m looking for attacking football all the time. But the foundation is how you defend – keep a clean sheet and you have a decent chance to win a game of football.”