Manchester United interim boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has revealed he told his players to cut out mistakes and stop offering the Newcastle crowd encouragement, as they won a fourth league game on the spin under him.
Solskjaer was unimpressed with his side’s first-half performance and instructed his players to think carefully about how they managed the game in the second half.
In the second half, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford both got on the scoresheet to earn another vital three points for the Red Devils, as the Norwegian became just the second Manchester United manager after Sir Matt Busby, to win his first four league games in charge of the club.
“The team talk today was about game-management.
“And part of the game management is to keep the crowd quiet and I think the first 10 or 12 minutes we did really well, kept them at bay.
“But then made one or two mistakes that got the crowd going and suddenly you’re under pressure. [Christian] Atsu a couple of times. Phil made a great block when he got back in and tackled again.
“But those are the moments you don’t want to give a crowd and a club like this, I thought the lads got really into the game again and our fans, I’ve said it so many times, are the best in the world,” Solskjaer said after the game.