Solskjaer on pre-season so far (from MUTV)

"Fitness looks good. There were some tired legs towards the end at Rochdale, but we're still only two weeks into pre-season and there were still loads of positives in the game.

"We're on the right track, it's just about trying to gel this team together and establish the principles of how we want to play. Rochdale was a step in the right direction."

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22/07/2009 10:47, Report by A Bostock, C Butler

Reserves: Two in two

United's reserves have mirrored the first team's early pre-season form with two wins from the first two friendlies, albeit on arguably less exotic shores.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side started with a hard-fought 2-1 victory at non-league club AFC Fylde with Tom Cleverley and Sam Hewson scoring in different halves. Mike Clark, whose father Jonathan played for United in the 1970's, pulled one back for Fylde from a corner.

The Reds also won at League Two side Rochdale, 2-0, through Febian Brandy and Corry Evans' first-half goals. Brandy was subbed soon after scoring due to a minor ankle injury.

Team vs Fylde: Heaton (Zieler 46), De Laet, Dudgeon, Chester (Gill 25), Cathcart, C Evans (Norwood 46), Eikrem (Bryan 63), Hewson, Brandy, Cleverley, Stewart (Ajose 63).

Team vs Rochdale: Heaton (Zieler 46), Gray (Moffatt 63), Simpson (R Brown 75), De Laet, Gill (Ajose 75), C Evans, Eikrem, Norwood (Hewson 46), Brandy (King 16 (Brady 60)), Cleverley, Stewart (Dudgeon 46).


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