Solskjaer singles out four Man Utd players after 3-0 win at Tottenham


Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has hailed David de Gea, Raphael Varane, Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes, following their 3-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

Solskjaer watched on as goals from Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashord, took off some pressure from him.

The result sees United climb up to sixth place on the Premier League table with 17 points.

Solskjaer told BBC Sport: “Of course when you come off the pitch winning 3-0, keeping the ball away from our goal – David de Gea didn’t have a save to make – that’s pleasing. In football sometimes it goes for us and sometimes against us.

“We worked on this week. The boys were brilliant, they took it on board.

“Raphael Varane is a top player. He reads the game well. He’s quick and so experienced. To get him back is massive for us.

“Great goals, all of them. The first one is the major one. What a pass from Bruno [Fernandes] and Cristiano [Ronaldo] is the best. If he misses one he’s still as focused for the next one. What a goal. If he’s not up there when all these balls come in, I don’t know.

“We’ve built this performance on hard work, discipline, and keeping the ball away from our goal. Spaces will open up especially if you get the first goal.

“The first goal always decides how the game goes.

“We’ve got a hard week again. Champions League game then City. We’ve got to digest this one and be ready for Tuesday.”