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Solskjaer reckons Manchester United are through ‘sticky patch’ and now calls for ‘consistency’

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United are through their ‘sticky patch’ and has called for ‘consistency’ from his side as they look to bring success to the club this season.

Manchester United have endured an indifferent start to the campaign, but back-to-back wins over top-six rivals Tottenham and Man City have lifted spirits around Old Trafford, with the club having risen to fifth in the Premier League.

The club have also already assured their place in the Europa League knock-out stages ahead of tomorrow night’s clash with AZ Alkmaar, and Solskjaer believes his side are now on the right track following a difficult period.

“Results are the proof but inside we have always believed what we are doing,” Solskjaer said at his pre-match press conference.

“We’re on the right track and I see the boys training every day and the attitude and the quality so I’ve not been that worried.”

United have now lost just once in their past seven fixtures in all competitions, a Europa League dead-rubber in Astana featuring a team containing seven teenagers, and Solskjaer has now urged his side to deliver consistency as they seek to bring silverware to the club this season.

“Of course consistency is vital if you want to win trophies,” he added.

“This young team need to learn how to put performances when they don’t feel great. You don’t feel great every time you go on the pitch.

“We’ve had some games when we’ve not been able to perform as well as we like but that’s a learning curve and the young boys will improve over the next couple of years and hopefully the rest of the season. We’ve come through a sticky patch in terms of injuries and form.”

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