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Ole Gunner Solskjaer hails ‘fantastic’ Manchester United for their response to Tottenham defeat

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hailed the ‘fantastic’ response of his Manchester United players to their 6-1 thrashing by Tottenham – having admitted they ‘weren’t in shape’ at the start of the season.

United started the campaign poorly, losing their Premier League opener to Crystal Palace before being humiliated at Old Trafford by Jose Mourinho’s side.

But they have responded in fine fashion, going four games unbeaten since including wins over Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig to take command of their Champions League group. 

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hailed the response of his team from their 6-1 humiliation by Tottenham

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hailed the response of his team from their 6-1 humiliation by Tottenham 

United were thrashed at Old Trafford but have made a strong recovery in recent matches

United were thrashed at Old Trafford but have made a strong recovery in recent matches 

Solskjaer's side beat RB Leipzig 5-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday evening

Solskjaer’s side beat RB Leipzig 5-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday evening 

Man United fixtures 

Premier League unless stated

Sunday Arsenal (H)

Wednesday Istanbul Basaksehir (A)

Champions League group stage

November 7 Everton (A)

November 21 West Brom (H)

November 24 Istanbul Basaksehir (H)

Champions League group stage

November 29 Southampton (A)

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Speaking ahead of Sunday’s home game with Arsenal, Solskjaer said: ‘I think any result as brutal as a 6-1 would have to get a response and, of course, it has been dealt with internally.

‘We’ve tweaked a couple of things, got players fit and I think the manner of defeat wasn’t something we should ever have to be confronted with again.

‘Then again, these things happen in football these days and the response has been fantastic. We wanted to finish that off as soon as we could and move forward.’

Solskjaer said after Wednesday’s 5-0 win over Leipzig that his players had not been fit enough prior to the October international break.

‘The truth is that we were not in shape before the international break,’ he told TV2. ‘Now we are fit and we are sharp and it has only gotten better and better.

‘We are always working to be stable and I think we have been stable ever since February. We’re lost one of the last eight, which I think is pretty consistent.

‘Our squad is good and it gives us many opportunities. We can play in different formations but the key is how we execute it. I am very happy at the moment.’

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