Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saw Saturday’s 4-1 victory in Newcastle as the new start of the season. In the previous three matches of the English league, the “Red Devils” have lost twice, including the home debacle 1: 6 with Tottenham.
United didn’t even start well in Newcastle, and in the second minute, defender Luke Shaw scored his own goal. However, the guests turned the score around and scored their second win in this year’s Premier League. “Now the season is starting for us. We have achieved an excellent result and shown a great character,” quoted Solskjaera on the BBC Sport server.
The Manchester turn in the 23rd minute was started by a balancing goal by Harry Maguire. The team’s captain for the last performances faced great criticism, which culminated after his exclusion in Wednesday’s loss of England 0: 1 with Denmark in the League of Nations. However, the Norwegian coach held the national team stop.
“Harry scored a goal and led us like the right captain. He showed his character and I’m happy with him. He’s been through a few difficult weeks since our last match,” stated Solskjaer.
The winning goal was scored in the 86th minute by the midfielder Bruno Fernandes, who after a penalty shot 1 – 1. This happened to a reliable executor for the first time since the January transfer from Sporting Lisbon, he converted all ten previous penalties for United.
This time Fernandes did not use his traditional jumping before kicking the ball and the goalkeeper Karl Darlow caught him in the 58th minute. “I congratulate him on being the first in the Premier League to catch my penalty. Of the eleven, I have one unchanged, so now people can say I can throw a penalty,” said Fernandes.
“The main thing is always to win. Criticism is normal in football. Manchester United is a big club, we are under a lot of pressure, but we are big players. We stick together, this was the right answer to the 1: 6 defeat from Tottenham,” added the Portuguese national team, who scored 11 goals and nine assists in 18 duels in the English league.