Manchester United show they are best without possession and expectation

By | 5th December 2019

Win over Spurs continues pattern of Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side thriving when the pressure is lower and opponents dominate

It is the counterintuitive detail that strikes at the heart of Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s Manchester United rebuild; firing optimism one week, stasis and frustration the next. How can Solskjær’s team play with a freedom of expression against the Premier League’s best, en route to getting encouraging results, but so frequently run into walls against less-fancied opponents?

The manager had a stab at answering the question on Wednesday night, after the stirring 2-1 Old Trafford victory over Tottenham, and it was one of those moments when he caught himself a couple of times before he said too much.

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This post written by David Hytner originally appeared on Football | The Guardian. Read the full post here.

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