EPL: Ole praises United’s Defence, De Gea for Spurs 0-1 win

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Ole praises United’s Defence

Manchester United Interim manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has rained down praises on his United’s defence over Sunday’s 1-0 away win against Tottenham Hotspur at wembley.

Marcus Rashford’s lone goal gave the visitors a brighter hope two minutes before end of half time.

The victory earned Solskjaer his sixth win in a row for Manchester United in all competitions since he arrived at Old Trafford.

“Results wise, to come away here and beat Tottenham is fantastic. We hung on in the second half and we never got to grips with it when they changed the system, but you are allowed to have a good goalkeeper,” he told the BBC.

“When you have the pace of Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, and the cleverness of Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard, the plan was to attack with pace. Marcus took his goal brilliantly and the pass from Paul was half of the goal.”

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“We have seen Spurs play and we thought that would be the right plan and it’s good we have different plans for different teams. I thought we showed we were here to compete, in particular, the first half.”

“We could have scored a few as well but we had a good back four and David de Gea in behind them was unbelievable. We defended fantastically.

“You expect to win every single game at Man United. You won’t, but you must go in thinking that. Thet’s the mentality of this group.”

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On David de Gea’s performance, Solskjaer said: “Fantastic. Obviously when you make 11 saves it is a top performance, but even so, two of them were top saves but the rest you would expect David to make.

“We defended well as a team and when you play against Harry Kane you are always going to be tested. It was just a complete team performance.”

“I know why I am here and I know what my job description is, and I’m doing what I can to help the team. We expect to win every game at Man United.”

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