Published: Thu, December 27, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Fred in for Solskjaer’s first home match but Martial misses out

Fred in for Solskjaer’s first home match but Martial misses out

Solskjaer's caretaker spell until the end of the season got off to an ideal start with a 5-1 win at Cardiff City on Saturday but United still remain eight points behind fourth-placed Chelsea in the table.

But with Romelu Lukaku away on "compassionate leave" it is down to Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Paul Pogba to deliver the goals and attacking impetus for Solskjaer.

"He has always been a happy boy, he's always had a big smile on his face".

Jose Mourinho had sucked the life out of many United players and fans.

Whereas Solskjær thrived on the atmosphere at United's home, some of the club's players have struggled with the pressure. "You're Manchester United, son", Ferguson decreed.

Manchester United fans and players may have been forgiven for not possessing much of an appetite with Christmas approaching - but both now head into the remainder of 2018 with a ravenous attitude.

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Having lost some of the lustre that usually surrounds his performances for Manchester United over the course of this season, De Gea's ability to keep Huddersfield out with a wonderfully athletic, acrobatic save preceded what would be his side's crucial second goal.

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"They've [players] not said anything to me about any handbrake (under Mourinho). Maybe I was a little bit too soft".

"It was extra special but I was surprisingly calm", said Solskjaer, whose family were among those watching. I'm very happy they showed the reaction after losing last week when we weren't at our best.

Manchester United continue to be without the services of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku in attack, with the former still recovering from an injury, while the latter is on a compassionate leave.

"Hopefully, he will be fit for the game on Sunday".

"It was a great day that I'll never, ever forget".

United will have another opportunity to boost morale as they are at home to Huddersfield Town in their next Premier League match on Boxing Day.

"But we have to take those chances".

"I think the performance was very good", Wagner told Sky Sports.

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