Solskjaer Says Manchester United Can Improve On Performances Against Smaller Teams

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the Red Devils are capable and willing to switch things up against these lower-ranked teams.

Manchester United have repeatedly performed well against the top Premier League sides this term, but have failed to do same against lowest-ranked teams.

Manchester United are currently on a good run of form having exercised victory over former manager, Jose Mourinho and Tottenham as well as compound the problems of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.

The two wins on the bounce has relieved Solskjaer of a little bit of pressure with his side having had to deal with topsy-turvy performances all season long.

Manchester United have been quite incredible in games against the ‘Big Six’, even earning a draw against Jurgen Klopp’s side in only the Reds misstep of the campaign.

However, they have failed to replicate such performances against smaller teams.

Interestingly, they have already lost to Crystal Palace, West Ham, Newcastle and Bournemouth this term. With a lineup of Everton, Watford, Newcastle and Burnley up next, the Red devils must see to avoiding any slip-ups.

“If it’s a mental thing, then we can sort it out,” he said. “We’ll work with the mentality of the boys.

“For me, it’s been very much about margins in those games. Some freak results that we can’t control. But if you look behind the results I’m not as negative as you are. I’m not so worried, so concerned.

“If the boys are then telling me they can’t get up for these games – then we’ve got a problem. Then I’ve really got to work with them because, when I played, that’s how we won the league.

“We never gave points away against the lesser teams, the not-so-good teams. The Premier League is difficult – if you don’t have that mentality you won’t get results. I’ll work on the mentality.

“We’ve had chances in every single game. There are so many games I could go through that we should have won. We know that we have to get better results against teams that drop deeper. We’ll improve on that.”

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