Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Anthony Martial

Ole eyes energy boost for United forwards

Sunday 02 February 2020 19:00

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sees the winter break as an opportunity to refuel the Reds' energy reserves, especially in attack.

The Reds drew a blank against Wolves in the Premier League on Saturday, but the manager said it’s a case of his forward players feeling tired, rather than lacking confidence.

United have played 10 games already in 2020 and Ole is looking forward to a break to allow the team to recover and work on build-up play.

“Sometimes you get games that look a bit flat. But it is not confidence. It is energy,” Ole told reporters at his post-match press conference on Saturday.

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“The break will be used to get energy up. The weather will be nicer and we will do some work on finishing, movement and passing.

“We’ve got some new players in and some coming back from injury.

“We are looking forward to the last few months of the season.”

While one of those new faces, Bruno Fernandes, made an encouraging debut at Old Trafford, loan signing Odion Ighalo will have a fortnight to bed in with the rest of the side.

The Nigerian forward, brought in on loan from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua until the end of the campaign, will allow Solskjaer to rotate his forward line.

“He is a different type of striker and he is a proven goalscorer. He has a physical presence. Also he gives us a chance to rest Mason and Anthony.

“We have so many games to come. We want to go far in the Europa League and FA Cup and we have league games to go so it was important we had another type of striker to use.”

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