A perfect example of “A match of two halves”, Manchester United vs AZ Alkmaar fixture in the Europa League took the fans through various emotions. And for a change it wasn’t a dead rubber match. As the two teams battled it out for the top spot. With the Manchester club claiming all three points to go top. Manchester United produced a torturous first half.
Then a free scoring second half with the match ending in a 4-0 win for the Red Devils. A heavily rotated side put up by Solskjær looked out of shape. Failing to get going while also conceding many goal scoring opportunities. However they managed to turn it around and went on to score 4 goals, one a piece by Ashley Young and Juan Mata and two by Mason Greenwood.
Greenwood, Manchester United’s teenage sensation had a three goal involvement with two goals and one penalty won. Solskjær didn’t hold back while praising him. “The lad’s a natural finisher, he’s always done it,” the United manager said. “He’s good with both feet and always composed. He probably just needs to develop his heading. Seriously, though, to change nine players and still win so comfortably is a great credit to the players.”
After topping their group, Solskjær’s men will surely look to take advantage of their rich form against Everton and make it four in a row. If there was ever a time for Manchester United to get on a roll then it is now.
When Mauricio Pochettino was sacked there was only one man who was as sad as some of the Tottenham Hotspurs fans, Ole Gunnar Solskjær. The Manchester United boss was on the bring of bring dismissed.
But it seems as it the increased pressure worked for the Norwegian. He reportedly told his players that if they don’t start to get results he might just be sacked. In fact, he would have been sacked already by then. If not for the inspirational support from the Manchester United hierarchy.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjær seems to be proving his bosses right. Manchester United won their last group match in Europa League against a rather hot and cold AZ Alkmaar.
After topping their group, Solskjær’s men will surely look to take advantage of their rich form against Everton and make it four in a row. If there was ever a time for Manchester United to get on a roll then it is now