Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Man Utd’s season ‘starts now’ after Newcastle win

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes his side are finally up to speed and ready to get their season going after Saturday’s 4-1 win over Newcastle United.

Having lost two of their three league games so far, United were under pressure to perform against Newcastle, and despite initially falling behind to an own goal by Luke Shaw, the team cruised to a comfortable 4–1 victory. roared back to do.

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Solskjaer has already publicly bemoaned United’s short pre-season, claiming United needed extra time to get back to their best, and told Sky Sports after the game that his The team has finally reached the required level of fitness.

“We don’t want to use it as an excuse, but we needed the pre-season,” the boss said. “We wanted to go into the international break with more points than we did, but now we know our season has started today, because we’ve got up to speed and I think it showed. .

“The boys have come together really well; they know we’ve got a tough, tough month ahead of us and they’re looking forward to every single match. I rested a bit today but they came in and made the difference for us.”

Unsurprisingly, attention soon turned to United captain Harry Maguire. The England international has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons recently but earned plenty of plaudits against Newcastle for getting United up front and putting in an impressive display at the back.

“I thought he was excellent,” Solskjaer added. “He scored goals and led by example. [He did some] Great defense. He is very calm when we have the ball and we can control it with him. And he had great opportunities. [to score more goals] as well as.

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“He’s always a good character around the place and I’m delighted for him because he’s had a tough few weeks since his last game for us.

“We showed great resilience, great character to come back, handled the setbacks really well and were led by an impressive captain.”

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