Ole reacts to United’s win in Belgrade
Hear what the manager said to MUTV after Anthony Martial’s penalty gave the Reds a 1-0 victory over Partizan.
Ole, what did you think of tonight? In the second half I thought we did really well defensively. I thought we defended really well in the box. They played well in the second half and made us defend too deep. I’m not happy with the defending at the front - I think that’s been one of our fortes and strengths this season, but I thought it was non-existence in the second half and that needs sorting out. We don’t want to be a team that just defended inside their own box. What about the young lads: Brandon Williams and James Garner? I thought Jimmy grew into the game, he did really well. He got tired of course. Brandon was man of the match. Absolutely excellent. Fantastic attitude. Great defending, great in the air. He gets us the penalty by driving with the ball forward. We’ve found a left-back there. Its a big deal for youngsters to come here and perform like that… Yeah, the atmosphere was excellent. It was intimidating because we gave their fans loads of encouragement. Our players had to step up and sometimes stand on the ball, try and calm the crowd down. Sometimes we couldn’t, but for Brandon, I didn’t think he put a foot wrong. The position you want to be now is three points from qualification really, you’ll have to get that done at Old Trafford against Partizan… When we host them in two weeks’ time we’re going to go all out to get that win of course and then the last two games we’ll know we’re through. It’s a great position to be in. We haven’t conceded a goal so defensively we’ve done really well, but we need to score more goals.