Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singles out two players for mistakes in Man City win

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the Red Devils could have scored more against Manchester City if his players were a little smarter. United beat arch rivals City 2-0 at Old Trafford. Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay netted to stun the Premier League champions.

Martial, Daniel James and Bruno Fernandes caused City’s defence problems.

However, Solskjaer says United could have scored more than two if James and Martial were smarter with the ball.

He told Sky Sports: “We’re going to improve as a team and they’ll improve as players.

“There were a few times today. Head up and we score goals. Twice Dan James can square it, one for Bruno and one for Anthony. Anthony should square it for Bruno.

“Those little things, they’ll come but they want to learn and get better.

“The desire, attitude, commitment, connection between fans and players pleased me most.

“At times we pressed them, pushed them back, we tried to be aggressive.

“We made them make mistakes and we are happy with the result.

“Anthony and Bruno have hit if off. It is a privilege to be a manager of a squad with this attitude.

“You can’t ask for more. They are going to improve as players as well.


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“Those little things will come but it is a privilege and they want to listen to advice.

“For our players to beat a team like Manchester City is fantastic, I am delighted for them.”

McTominay hailed the United faithful after the City win, insisting they were crucial to the victory.

He said: “That was such a sweet moment. Credit to the boys. Sticky first 20 minutes and we had to keep going.

“We will take confidence from that but in the coming weeks we have got to keep the run going.

“It’s such a beautiful feeling to score like that in front of the fans.

“But we can’t get too carried away and need to keep pushing for the Champions League.”

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