As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Solskjaer admits telling Man Utd players 'what kind of team we are'

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he's given his players a dose of reality over their style of play.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola's back-to-back title winners have been revered for their passing style, but Solskjaer claims United must rely on a different approach to be successful.

"I think it's been told to the players, in quite certain terms, what kind of team we are," said Solskjaer.

“They know what we expect. They know when we're at our best.

“We have to make it hard to play against us. We can't play tippy-tappy football.

“We can't, at this moment in time, play like Manchester City. It's only City that can do that.

“We have to show more energy, drive, urgency and selflessness in every single game. That is the way we have to play at the moment."

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free