Southampton Win Felt Like The Old Days, Admits Solskjaer

Man Utd interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shakes hands with Romelu Lukaku at the end of the match.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that Manchester United‘s recent win over Southampton reminded him of the good old days.

After having gone a goal down in the first half, the Norwegian’s side struck twice after the break to mount a 2-1 lead, only for the Saints to equalize the scores once again through a sensational free-kick goal.

However, the Red Devils came up with the goods yet again, as Romelu Lukaku bagged his second goal of the game in the 89th minute to seal a 3-2 win for the home side.

After the full-time whistle, Solskjaer himself admitted that his team’s performance, along with the nature of the victory, reminded him of the glorious old days under Sir Alex Ferguson, when such comebacks were quite the norm.

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“Yeah, the manner of it is like the old days,” Ole admitted (via M.E.N.). “I have been part of that so many times myself and so pleased for the boys that they managed to claw three points out of this game.

“We spoke about at half-time, just get some more urgency get the ball in the box, play more forward and the Stretford End will suck the ball in for you.


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“I don’t want to take much away from Andreas and Romelu’s great finishes but we felt that support is just part of this club, this history, we’ve done it so many times before.”

Solskjaer added: “The dressing room was bouncing. They were happy, looking forward to Wednesday (PSG game). We’re playing against one of the best teams in Europe with some absolute quality players, but who knows this has happened before, so many great comebacks.

“We have to do it away from home, but eight straight wins away from home. We’re confident away from home. You forget you’re tired, you just run and want that ball delivered around the box, because you know with the quality we have we might win the game. We’ve done it so many times.”