Manchester United narrowly defeated Leicester City 1-0 on Sunday to ensure that they rose by a position in the Premier League table. The win wasn’t the most convincing one in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s highly successful tenure in charge of the Old Trafford outfit.
Marcus Rashford responded to a deft Paul Pogba pass to ensure a United victory, but a solid defensive performance was more crucial to all three points being secured by the Red Devils.
The game was yet another example of how well Victor Lindelof has eased into his position as United’s most reliable centre-back. In fact, Solskjaer made a public remark on the Swede’s showing,
Lindelof was delivering an interview after the game. During this interview, Solskjaer, who was rushing from the stadium to fly to France and scout a PSG game, commented the following to him: “Good fight today, Victor. But sorry, I just have to run!”
Charming words from the Norwegian. Lindelof’s post game comments were as follows: “We knew it would be a difficult battle. The plan was that they should have some ball, but that we should take them on the counter. It went quite well.”
Meanwhile, the gaffer’s brief press-conference after the game was full of positives, as Solskjaer acknowledged: “We should have controlled the second-half a little better. But we kept the zero and won, so we are happy. Fantastic to have a clean sheet.
“And they played well against Arsenal together. Today, we started a little sloppy – Eric knows – but they really came good. It’s a first [clean sheet] in a while, we’ve had three games now, Burnley, Brighton and Arsenal, where we’ve conceded after a couple of clean sheets, but that’s important for us.”
Now, more challenging fixtures against PSG, Chelsea and other top-six sides await the Red Devils, and they will be eager to keep their winning habit intact.