Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates the win over Tottenham with a member of his coaching staff

Ole thrilled with goalscoring duo

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was delighted with the performances of goalscorers Anthony Martial and Angel Gomes in our 2-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur.

The victory in Shanghai was our fourth in a row during Tour 2019, following the previous wins against Perth Glory, Leeds United and Inter Milan.

The result also means the Reds could win the International Champions Cup should we triumph against AC Milan next week after picking up six points from two games to date in the tournament.

Speaking after the game to MUTV, Ole revealed his delight at how things have gone so far in pre-season, offered his thoughts on the win over Spurs and reserved some special praise for Martial and Gomes…

Solskjaer: We made it hard for ourselvesVideo

TOUGH GAME FOR THE REDS

“Yeah, it was hard, it was hard work. We made it harder than we had to. In the second half, I thought we didn’t keep the ball so when you’ve got the kick-off and you get a throw-in against you in the corner after 10 seconds, that’s not a great start, is it? We wanted to get on the front foot, pass the ball, get on the ball but they made it hard for themselves.


ANTHONY MARTIAL IMPRESSED

“Yeah, he played well. He was unlucky a couple of times when he was played through by Andy [Pereira] – including that left-footed strike [which hit the post]. I don’t think it’s a foul when he closes the centre-back down too. So it was a great workout by Anthony and I’m very happy with his performance.”
 
SOME FEISTY TACKLES

“Yeah, but then again we want to get ready for the league and that’s how it’s supposed to be. I felt it was a really competitive game.”
 

GOMES MAKING AN IMPRESSION

“It was a great goal by Angel [Gomes] – a great response. The little boy is bright and sharp. A great finish, so I’m delighted for him because he’s been, since day one, really sharp in pre-season so we have high hopes for him. All in all, the tour has been very good.”


Next up for the Reds is a friendly against Kristiansund in Oslo on Tuesday (18:00 BST kick-off). As with all the pre-season games, it will be shown live on MUTV.

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