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Solskjaer admits Spurs win is ‘massive’ for his under-fire Man United side

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits his side’s 2-1 win over Tottenham is ‘massive’ as the club look to overcome a difficult start to the season.

Jose Mourinho’s first return to Old Trafford as an opposition manager ended in defeat courtesy of a Marcus Rashford double, the forward opening the scoring after just six minutes before keeping his cool to convert a second-half penalty following a long VAR delay.

Dele Alli had earlier equalised for Spurs with his fourth goal in as many games, though United would hold on for a crucial victory that lifts the club up to sixth in the Premier League table.

“The three points are massive for us,” Solskjaer told BBC Sport.

”We’ve had too many draws this season and given too many points away from winning positions. It’s a great lesson the last two games [Sheffield United and Aston Villa] and we came back in a great manner,” Solskjaer told Amazon Prime.

“We’ve started the rebuilding. We’ve made decisions that we had to and we’re looking to build this club to be better again and I can’t think short-term when I’m trying to do that.

“When we turn the corner and win three or four games on the run, they will get that Man Utd feeling again.”

United will next travel to face local rivals Manchester City in the Manchester derby this weekend, whilst Spurs will look to return to winning ways when they host Burnley at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday.

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