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Solskjaer insists Manchester United’s confidence is on the up following recent upturn

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists his side are increasing in confidence following the club’s recent upturn in form.

Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge continued United’s impressive form since returning from the international break, with Solskjaer’s side having drawn with league leaders Liverpool before registering three successive away victories.

The club’s recent resurgence has provided a welcome boost at Old Trafford following the club’s worst start to a season in 30 years, and Solskjaer insists his side’s confidence is on the up after beating Partizan Belgrade, Norwich and Chelsea in recent week.

Speaking ahead of this weekend’s trip to Bournemouth, the Manchester United boss said: “Our confidence is getting better. Wednesday’s game was decided by an unbelievable strike by Marcus [Rashford], obviously.

“In Belgrade, there was some great last-ditch defending. And Norwich — I thought that was a good game.

“Fine margins decide football games at this level. It’s so much easier when you get confidence or momentum from previous results.

“At the moment, the boys are playing more on instinct rather than taking that extra split second to think.”

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