Solskjaer: My plan for the Premier League restart
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that the squad have been working on new ideas, ahead of the return to Premier League action against Tottenham Hotspur on 19 June.
“edge”to the team's preparations.
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“We’ve been looking forward to these games for ages really,”began Solskjaer.
“It does make it feel like ‘yes, we’re here soon.’ The first game is two weeks from today so we need to step up the training and get an edge to our game again.
“Everyone knows that we will have to be at our best, have to be focused [against Tottenham]. We know it’s a big game for everyone. We had Chelsea when we started the league this season so I’m confident that our players can go into the Tottenham game with that mentality of going there to play a very good game of football.”
“Training has been about recapping what we did well, tweaking maybe one or two things and looking at some new ideas,”said the boss,
“but hopefully we can see a lot of what we saw towards the end before the lockdown.
“We’ve got games coming weekend, midweek, weekend for a spell so you have to focus on ourselves and not just on that one, first game.”
“In any interview, I’d say, ‘Yes the mood is great and the spirit’s good’ but it has been really good,”he insisted.
“I think everyone can see over the last few months how the players have behaved and dealt with the situation and how we as a club have dealt with it. The players have kept themselves fit as well, which has been great.
“The weather was fantastic when they got going in small groups and gradually now, as we’ve got into contact training, you can see a little bit more of the edge but also the camaraderie and team bonding.
“That’s vital for me in a team,”stressed Solskjaer.
“That’s one of the main things, that we are a team and the team goes before anything else.”