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Herrera reveals Solskjaer’s defensive philosophy

There’s an old saying that attack is the best form of defence, and Ander Herrera has revealed that this is the exact philosophy of Manchester United caretaker manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The difference in Manchester United’s style of play under Jose Mourinho compared to Solskjaer is night and day, with the Red Devils plundering 12 goals in just three games under the Norwegian’s management. It took Mourinho’s side seven games to score the same amount of goals.

Not only are the United players looking happier, they are playing an attacking brand of football not seen at Old Trafford since the Sir Alex Ferguson days.

Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba have been the standout performers under the former United striker’s management, and speaking ahead of Wednesday’s game against Newcastle, Ander Herrera has said that the caretaker boss wants his side to keep on attacking throughout the game.

“Our manager told us on the first day, the best way to win a game when you are in the lead is to keep attacking and this what the club has always been about,” Herrera is quoted as saying in the Express.

“The best way to defend is to keep the ball and keep attacking.

“When you win and score lots of goals you want to play as soon as possible and I hope we perform on Wednesday against Newcastle as we have today.

“We are still sixth but we should not be because of the quality we have.”

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