After beating Cardiff 5-1 in his first game, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continued with winning ways as Manchester United beat Huddersfield 3-1 this afternoon.
His name was sung repeatedly, just as it was last weekend, which is something he says he will remember forever.
It makes me proud, humble and I was surprised how calm and focused on the game, if I was to be honest. It felt special walking out there and hearing the crowd sing my name. Normally, they start it after I score a goal or something, not when the game is starting!
It was humbling and makes you really proud. Hopefully, my family are proud and also the family back home watching telly in Norway. I’ll never ever forget these first two games. So I really enjoyed it.
Paul Pogba has played a key role in Solskjaer’s first two games, after being left on the bench for Jose Mourinho’s last games in charge, with assists at Cardiff and two goals against Huddersfield. Solskjaer was full of praise for his midfielder after the win.
It was great to see him score two goals and he has created the goals last week at Cardiff, and now he scores them himself, so he will be even better for getting two lots of 90 minutes now and he will be fitter and fitter and improving with the team. We looked tired towards the end and now it is important over the next two or three days that we recover and get ready for Bournemouth.
United now have two games, on paper, that should be winnable against Bournemouth and Newcastle. Solskjaer has talked up the importance of claiming maximum points in these games, which should be aided by the return of Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez.
The next two games will be absolutely massive for us. The lads need to recover now, settle our heads. This was always going to be an emotional day. The crowd were up and expectations were high but we dealt with it fine.
The fans are fantastic here. I dreamt about a more exhilarating game and creating more chances, but we did enough.
I am hoping to have Martial, Lukaku and even Alexis back next week. It is a great thing for us coaches, knowing that you score three goals and have three players like that coming back.
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