Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals instruction he gave at halftime vs Atalanta

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals instruction he gave at halftime vs Atalanta

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has claimed that he knew his side will win the game despite being two goals down at halftime, insisting that he told his players to make sure they get the next goal.

Man United conceded two goals before the halftime whistle despite creating the best chances of the game at that time.

In the second half, they created even more, with Scott McTominay hitting the bar from a close range.

However, Marcus Rashford pulled a goal back. Harry Maguire scored the equaliser before Cristiano Ronaldo stole the headlines after scoring in the 81st minute.

After the game, Solskjaer told BT Sport: “Make sure we get the next goal because we’ll win the game.

“As long as we don’t concede a goal I was pretty sure we’d win the game. We did create chances in the first half as well, it was just about taking them.”

Manchester United players put out a much-improved performance against Atalanta, unlike the Leicester one that attracted huge criticism.

Manchester United came from two goals down to beat Atalanta 3-2

Solskjaer was asked if the players played for him in order to keep him at his job, the Norwegian was quick to rubbish such suggestions, insisting the players play for the club rather.

“Don’t even start,” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said. “Don’t disrespect the players, they play for Manchester United. They’re the luckiest men in the world and I said that to them tonight.

“The 11 plus the subs, they’re the ones that can play for Man United and that’s what so many millions of boys and girls want to do.”