Relish rather than fear Old Trafford, Solskjaer tells Man United

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba revealed his delight after scoring twice in Saturday's 3-1 win over Huddersfield Town at Old Trafford.

It must be remembered of course that victory came against promoted Cardiff - who caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had taken back into the Championship the last time they were at this level.

That followed two assists in a 5-1 win at Cardiff in Solskjaer's first game.

Solskjaer's team, for the majority of the match, played attacking, risky football, he lapped...

And now, the United fairytale has continued with Solskjaer making a heroic return to his favourite club as interim manager after the sacking of Jose Mourinho last week.

United and Liverpool have been involved in some dramatic encounters along the years and Solskjaer is more than aware of how serious some of those clashes became.

Pogba capped a fine performance with his second goal in the Old Trafford fixture to suggest the club record signing has a new lease of life under Solskjaer.

With six minutes to play, the Stretford End- to the right of the 2OLEGEND flag - demanded "Ole give us a wave". That save must be one of the best I've seen. "You know you're going to play in front of the best fans in the world". We were unfortunately unable to use them.

The question now is where Mourinho fits in to the United pantheon, in the history of a club that has its own Sir Alex Ferguson, not to mention Sir Matt Busby.

Huddersfield boss David Wagner said: "I think a big reason why we lost today was because we were not clinical enough".

"You're Manchester United, son", Ferguson decreed.

Solskjaer said Sanchez, who has been sidelined by a hamstring problem, was "touch and go" for the home clash with Bournemouth on Sunday and would be "probably definitely involved" in the match at Newcastle three days later.

Given the performance that the attacking trio of Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial put on show against Cardiff, it is highly improbable that Solskjaer would be looking to break that partnership on Wednesday.

But we spoke in the team meeting about how, when we get one, we want to get two.

  • Kyle Peterson