Custom Search 1

Lukaku at the double as Man United march on

UNITED WE STAND: Romelu Lukaku is embraced by team mates after scoring against Palace

MANCHESTER UNITED manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was pleased with the attitude of his side as they beat Crystal Palace 3- 1 (February 27) and remain unbeaten in the league under the caretaker manager.

The Red Devils boss: “Great win. Great result. Three points. At Selhurst Park it is never a given. We know how hard we had to work for it last year being two goal down.

“The key today was a good start and taking control of the game and I thought we did that. It was a fantastic response when they made it 2-1.”

Having put in a brilliant performance against Liverpool at the weekend, Luke Shaw followed it up with another good performance including supporting the attack.

Solskjaer said: “We want him to go forward. The next step for him is to trust himself more often going forward. Today it was down to the shape we played with Romelu [Lukaku] and Alexis [Sanchez] inside and Diogo wide right and we had another winger on the other side.”

This was Manchester United’s eighth successive league win away from home. “You can explain it by having good players and preparing well for the game comfortably the team did well,” the United boss added.

“The team were focused today and there was no complacency whatsoever. This is the game I have always dreaded but I knew this was going to be difficult after PSG and Chelsea especially with the mental energy that goes into those games.

“The focus was fantastic during the meetings we had and there was some great finishing by Romelu.”

“You go into every game as Manchester United coach with these players you have thinking you have a chance to win every game. The next one is away against PSG so let’s see if we can continue.”

Romelu Lukaku - who had been struggling for form - scored two goals and his manager said: “Romelu was through the middle today. “We created chances for him and he put them away well. He has had different roles but today he got a chance down the middle because of Rashy’s injury and he took his chance today.

“He is a quality finisher. His attitude has been great. He has played wide right and left. It is Rash’s form that has pushed him wide.”

Ashley Young bore the brunt of the boo boys at Selhurst Park but he had the last word as he scored the decisive goal as Palace went in search of an equaliser.

Solskjaer continued: “Ash is a top top professional and good captain for us. I think it is only at centre back that he has not played for us so I might have to play him at centre back soon to fill every role!”

Subscribe to The Voice database!

We'd like to keep in touch with you regarding our daily newsletter, Voice competitions, promotions and marketing material and to further increase our reach with The Voice readers.

If interested, please click the below button to complete the subscription form.

We will never sell your data and will keep it safe and secure.

For further details visit our privacy policy.

You have the right to withdraw at any time, by clicking 'Unsubscribe'.

Facebook Comments