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Solskjaer admits Manchester United had to ‘dig deep’ to secure Brighton win

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed that his Manchester United side had to dig deep in their 2-1 win over Brighton at Old Trafford today.

Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford both scored in the first half to put United 2-0 ahead but a Pascal Gross goal in the 72nd minute gave the away side a fighting chance as the game entered its final minutes.

Solskjaer was happy with how his team played overall and with the spirit they displayed in seeing out the win.

“Sometimes you make it hard work. I thought we played some great stuff at times. At the start of the second half, we could have finished the game with great chances. But in any game of football, you are never sure until it’s over. Last 20 minutes we were in trouble.’’ Solskjaer told the BBC.

“They do dig deep. The boys showed against Tottenham and today that we don’t give up and there’s a great team spirit.

“You can’t always play fantasy football. At times we did and it’s a great three points.”

Today’s victory was United’s seven on the trot under Solskjaer’s stewardship. Chelsea’s loss at Arsenal, also means the Red Devils are now just three points off the top four, having been 11 points away from the Champions League places when Solskjaer took over from Jose Mourinho just before Christmas.

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