Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful Manchester United can ‘kick on’ and find greater consistency in their home performances following an indifferent record at Old Trafford this season.
Man United currently sit second in the Premier League and remain unbeaten away from home in the division this season, having gone more than a calendar year without losing on the road in a club-record sequence of 18 away league games without defeat.
Their unbeaten record is in stark contrast to their home form, however, with the Red Devils having lost on four occasions at Old Trafford this season, including a shock loss to bottom side Sheffield United last month.
United responded to that defeat by equalling the Premier League’s biggest-ever winning margin with a 9-0 thrashing of Southampton last time out, and Solskjaer is hopeful his side can use that result as a springboard towards greater success on home soil.
“Consistency of course is vital, done really well away from home, bounced back after Sheffield United defeat, ready to kick on, move on, get momentum. We play every two or four days but if we get the consistency and morale and confidence up who knows.”
United are now the leading scorers in the Premier League this season and Solskjaer was delighted with his side’s victory over Southampton, admitting he was pleased to see his side’s hard work on the training ground come to fruition.
“It’s about doing the right things, creating good habits every day on the training pitch, keep repeating stuff, against Southampton we practiced a lot of our attacking against 10 men, deep block and after scoring one or two you can drop your shoulders and enjoy it, the result is there for you, learned it and moved on.”
United currently trail league leaders Manchester City by three points and face Everton this weekend, the game set to be preceded by a minute’s silence on the 63rd anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster.