Ole Gunnar Solskjaer addressing the press at the Aon Training Complex.

Solskjaer wants to win 'in a better way'

Friday 08 February 2019 09:00

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants his Manchester United team to win "in a better way" than last weekend’s victory at Leicester City, as he feels Saturday’s assignment at Fulham will tell him much about the character of the side.

There are some huge matches on the horizon for the Reds, including Tuesday night’s Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford, but the priority at the moment is picking up three points at Craven Cottage that will earn a top-four place, with Chelsea not in action until Sunday when they travel to Manchester City.

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Although the 1-0 triumph against Claude Puel’s Leicester was an excellent result, considering the Foxes’ fine record against the leading sides, Ole is demanding more from his troops. The caretaker manager is determined his players will not be casting their minds further ahead to more high-profile fixtures on the calendar this month.

”You take one step at a time and that's one of the goals we've set us,” he said during his press conference at the Aon Training Complex on Friday. “That we move into that top four and, if we do so, we want to stay there and improve on that.

”Of course, it has been fantastic over the last two months now with the points we've got, so consistency now is a key word, that we keep on improving, keep on winning games, but winning games in a better way than say the Leicester one.

”I felt we hung on. I felt that it was one of them, it was good enough, but we shouldn't just be happy with just [being] good enough. We want to improve and games like this, Fulham now coming up, is a character revealer really.

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”It reveals if we have the focus on what's important which is always the next game in football. And can we forget about PSG and all the games coming up? Because now the focus around the place has been, and in the media, about the PSG game for a long time. Chelsea, Liverpool too. But they're not the games that will move us up the table. They're the other games.”

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