Ole looks ahead to the challenge for the Reds

Ole sets out United's three-match battle plan

Monday 25 October 2021 07:00

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to Manchester United’s next three matches to provide the platform for the Reds to dig in and fight back.

Solskjaer admits the 5-0 Old Trafford defeat against Liverpool was a personal low point but is convinced he’s on the right track and the bid to recover starts at Tottenham next Saturday.

The Reds visit London and then will fly out to Bergamo in Italy to build on our Champions League Group F start against Atalanta.

Cristiano Ronaldo in action against Liverpool.

United top the group after the thrilling 3-2 home win against the Italians last week.

Following the European trip, we return to Old Trafford for the Manchester derby against City at lunchtime on Saturday 6 November.

And, after the Liverpool setback, Solskjaer believes there is only one way to tackle the battle ahead.

“Next week it is Tottenham away, then Atalanta in the Champions League, the next team who visit us is Man City and we have to look forward,” the manager told a post-match press conference.

And Solskjaer insists the repair job starts with getting the mental side of things right.

“We have to sort the frame of minds out and make sure we go into the next training session and the next game in the right frame of mind,” he said.

“Manchester United have had tough times, difficult times before and they have always bounced back and taken on challenges.

“Last season we were second and this season we have started badly. You have to get through that one and then start building performances, start building results, start with clean sheets and see where that take us at the end of the season.”