Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted his side will not panic after they suffered the first defeat of his tenure against PSG in the Champions League last Tuesday night at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils had won 10 and drawn one of Solskjaer’s first 11 games in charge, but they were completely outclassed by PSG and slipped to a disappointing 2-0 loss.
However, Solskjaer has insisted that his side’s mindset will not be affected ahead of a crunch week that sees United face Chelsea in the FA Cup on Monday and Liverpool in the Premier League the following Sunday.
“We still want to impose ourselves on games,” said Solskjaer at his pre-match press conference before his side’s trip to Stamford Bridge.
“You don’t panic because you have lost a game – it doesn’t change the mindset. We need to keep working on the way we want to play.”
Interestingly, Solskjaer also revealed his belief that it is players ability to execute their skills that decides games and not the manager’s tactical approach.
“Every opponent gives you a tactical challenge but you try and solve them and create problems with your own tactics,” the Norwegian added.
“Against PSG they came differently than what they’ve done before but games are mostly decided by individual skills not tactics.”