Solskjaer's pre-match press conference
Solskjaer has briefed the media ahead of our match at Newcastle. Watch his press conference in full...
"I’ve not spoken to them about that [change in mood/play]. I’ve not seen all the games but I want Manchester United to look like this while I’m here. Of course, we’ll get tougher tests than this. Newcastle is a different ball game because it’s away. I never enjoyed going up there, although there was one game we did – the 6-2. More or less, it’s going to be a tough one and we need to keep a clean sheet. We’ve not done that so far and know there are loads of things to work on. But this is the way we want to see ourselves attacking." [Only two centre-backs available?] "That’s enough isn’t it? It should be enough with two! We’ll have to look at it, of course, but we’ve got Matteo Darmian, who can definitely play centre-back. I don’t think Rojo will make it so it will probably be Darmian as back-up centre-back. Sanchez has had some great training sessions over the last few days and wanted to be here today as well but we’ve had to manage him. He’s been out for a month. He will be involved [at Newcastle], yes. He wants to play all the time, he’s one of those characters. He made himself available but I think it was a few days too early for him. He’s not had enough fitness work but he is champing at the bit." [Top four worried about us?] "Well, I don’t know what they’re thinking but our thinking is the next game then on to the next one, then on to the next one and we’ll see where it brings us because one thing is the results. You don’t always get the results and points you maybe deserve and it’s about performances and playing the right way. As long as you play the right way, if we dominate games, then more often than not, you’ll get enough points in the end. You can’t control if it goes in off the post or out and things like that. "We’ve conceded three goals from three set-pieces. It was the one chance they had. We don’t concede too many chances in open play and that’s great, fantastic. We’ve got to concentrate. My explanation would be it’s 3-0, game won and we settle down and then there’s a lack of concentration for one little second. And that’s enough. We saw it from the side, they were going to do the little run with Brooks down there, it’s difficult to shout the instructions here. It was easier back home [in Norway] as they would hear me there! "I think Marcus would be okay. He’s been working so hard and has been a bit tired. But I think he will be alright [for Newcastle]. I hope so. "I think Alexis is a player that would benefit from the interchanging, rotation and movements and, of course, more chances. If we create more chances and get the ball in the final third, he will be an asset for us. On the floor, in between or in behind, I think he’s looking forward to it. Certainly, it’s looked like it in the session the other day when he scored quite a few nice goals and that was encouraging." [Can you show you’re up to this level of management?] "The level, I don’t know if I’m at home at this level. But I’m at home at this club and that’s the thing. I spent 15 years here and that’s just me. Seeing all these people when you walk through the corridors here. It’s me. I’m comfortable in the environment. It’s up to you to rate me, if I’m up to the level, but I’m definitely enjoying my time back home." [Sir Alex] "Well in the last week or so but I’ve had him for 15 years so obviously he’s influenced me more in the 15 years before than the last week. I do keep him informed. He did pay us a visit yesterday and I think he enjoyed his time at the training ground. We had a nice few chats, with the staff, and he encouraged us. He knows the staff I’ve got is Manchester United through and through. He knows that we are going to do whatever we can up to the last second we’re here. We’ll do everything we can for us and have Manchester United do as best as we can."