How Solskjaer's Reds are scoring from all angles
“play without fear”. Clearly the message has been heard loud and clear, with his charges breaking down teams in a variety of ways, as we explore here...
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“It's devastating from United,”said the Reds legend, from his co-commentary perch at Wembley Stadium.
“Pogba's pass is world-class and Lingard is alive in transition. It's brilliant from Rashford. Solskjaer's tactics have worked an absolute treat.”
“You have to be ready. That's what the manager asked of me before the game,”said Lukaku, a substitute that day.
“I know his [Rashford's] shooting technique and he did it in the first half, so I was ready.”
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“Our attacking players overall are really enjoying playing close to the opposition box,”said Herrera.
“We are creating a lot of chances and we are being the protagonist team in every game, so we are really happy.”
“Marcus and I, and Anthony, are learning a lot from him, especially on the offensive side. He is just trying to make us better and win games. So far, so good, and we need to keep going.”
“It was all about speed of passing and movement,”marvelled James Robson, of the Evening Standard.
“It was incisive and clinical. It was a thing of beauty, and the sort of moment to prompt eye-rubbing from United fans, trying to comprehend what they'd seen.”
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“He hasn’t got a right to go past the second defender,”eulogised manager Solskjaer. The fastest feet in Manchester were at it again when Chris Hughton’s Seagulls landed in town a few weeks later. This time, Rashford waved goodbye to Pascal Gross by shifting the ball from left foot to right, leaving him with the far-from-simple task of placing his finish in the far top corner. Genius.
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“He must have been watching Cristiano [Ronaldo] when he was practising!“
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“This is what Manchester United are supposed to represent,”cooed James Ducker, of the Daily Telegraph, after the 4-1 defeat of Bournemouth.
“United’s goals were minor classics.”Wing play has long been an Old Trafford hallmark, but the modern age of inverted wingers has seen an evolution in the art, with less goals arising from out-swinging crosses.
“Begovic was caught in two minds but Pogba was not, running to meet the ball and then rising to power it home with a fine header,”wrote Ducker, of Herrera’s unplayable cross for Pogba. For good measure, Rashford then slid in to volley home Anthony Martial’s superb centre.