Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is pleased with the way Manchester United have developed mentally this season as they look to go top of the Premier League.
After an inconsistent start to the season, United are unbeaten in their last 10 matches in the English top-flight and Solskjaer is happy with the improvement he has seen in their performances.
“I feel the team is developing all the time. We’re better and stronger mentally, we know more about ourselves, the team is gelling better and getting over the line in tighter games, we’re winning tighter games,” he told the club’s website.
“That’s been a big thing for us – those extra points have come from wins like Southampton away, Brighton away, Wolves at home – when you score the winner in injury time. Those were all very important points to pick up, so we are improving and developing, yes.”
He continued: “Top of the table is the best place to be – up there, in and amongst it. I’ve been right at the bottom as well as in the middle with Cardiff and there is no better place to be than being up there and playing with confidence.”
Burnley sit 16th in the table but have been beaten just once in their last seven matches, and Solskjaer has warned his side are in for a tough test.
“It’s a great challenge and it’s what the Premier League is about if you want to be successful,” he said.
“You need to be mentally ready and earn the right to play because they’re one of the better organised teams in the league. They’ve got some strengths that not many other teams and clubs have, so in their own way these games have a massive impact on the morale and the spirit in our team, because if you win games like this it gives you a very, very strong basis later on.”
The Old Trafford side were without Paul Pogba andLuke Shaw for the FA Cup win at home to Watford on Saturday, but the manager says they are fit to feature on Tuesday.
Source : goal.com