Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised Manchester United’s attitude and sacrifice after they beat Leicester 1-0 at the King Power.
It was probably Manchester United‘s worst performance under the Norwegian, with Leicester having 17 shots on their goal, but they maintained their unbeaten run thanks to a ninth-minute strike from Marcus Rashford.
Speaking after the game, the caretaker boss admitted that his side should have done better, but praised their defensive work to earn their fourth clean sheet under his management.
“Leicester got in a few dangerous positions, David de Gea made a few great saves and blocks,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports. “We could have done better higher up the pitch in terms of defending but we deserved the three points I thought.
“David [de Gea] is very patient in his positioning and reads the game very well – he doesn’t gamble.”
While Solskjaer was naturally pleased with the goal from Marcus Rashford and the sublime ball from Paul Pogba, who grabbed his ninth assist of the season, Solskjaer seemed equally impressed with the side’s attitude in what was a competitive encounter in the East Midlands.
“That pass by Paul Pogba is great and the control by Marcus better. Football is a game of mistakes. Our lads, when we make mistakes, they were fighting for the ball and giving their all.”
“Our attitude was spot on. There are a couple of bruised noses and knees.
“It is supposed to be like this. There are three points on the line. Our lads sacrificed everything they had. They know they can do better than this but a clean sheet is always a foundation to build on.”
The result has moved United up to fifth in the Premier League.