Ole Gunnar Solskjær Wants Manchester United To Stop Conceding Goals

MANCHESTER — Interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is pleased with the way his team has been able to score goals freely, but admits Manchester United need to start collecting clean sheets as well.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjær of Manchester United press conf

MANCHESTER — Interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is pleased with the way his team has been able to score goals freely, but admits Manchester United need to start collecting clean sheets as well.

Since taking over from Jose Mourinho, Solskjaer has released the handbrake of his team and allowed the players to express themselves more openly.

His philosophy has seen the Red Devils scoring 12 goals in three games, but has also conceded in each of the three.

The latest goal against his side came on Sunday where Manchester United cruised past Bournemouth at Old Trafford, but the 4-1 scoreline means David de Gea remains without a clean sheet since the 0-0 against Crystal Palace in November.

Speaking after conceding against Bournemouth on Sunday, Solskjaer said: “You always look for improvements. You can’t switch off for one second in this league, you cannot switch off.

“We looked from the sideline what they were going to do and it happened, a great touch by the kid [David Brooks, who crossed for Nathan Ake’s header], but I have to say it was a very, very good performance.

”We are looking for that clean sheet, we are looking for that foundation to let those front four just go and enjoy themselves because when you know you are keeping a clean sheet at the back, it is easier to perform and to create chances, nothing is rushed.

Manchester United will next face Newcastle United at St. James’ Park on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

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