Published: Sun, March 03, 2019
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hints at Manchester United job after promo campaign

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hints at Manchester United job after promo campaign

Yes, he isn't as agile and pacy as Marcus Rashford - but his hold-up play is much better and he is a more natural finisher, as his goals against Palace showed.

The visitors had lost just twice at Old Trafford since their return to the top flight in 2012 and it looked for a long time as if they would extend that run until Lukaku scored the victor in the 88th minute. Spurs were the last team to finish fourth and be denied Champions League football and a cruel twist of fate could see them inflict the same fortune on United.

Ole Gunner Solskjaer was already limited for options prior to kick off with Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard, Nemanja Matic, Juan Mata, Ander Hererra, Antonio Valencia, Phil Jones and Matteo Darmian all missing out due to injury, and it looks as though Sanchez is set to join them on the treatment table.

Manchester United have been impressive since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over from Jose Mourinho, and the Red Devils remain unbeaten in the Premier League.

But those hopes at Old Trafford likely hinge on the future of De Gea, who has established himself as one of the world's best goalkeepers since joining from Atletico Madrid in 2011.

Partnering Bailly at the heart of the defence, should be Chris Smalling, with Luke Shaw and Diogo Dalot being the full-backs, meaning Ashley Young might be held back for the UEFA Champions League tie against PSG. His best moment was a fearless diving header under his own crossbar as Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg steamed in.

United went behind at Old Trafford to a Yan Valery strike in the first half and, having gone 2-1 up through Andreas Pereira and Romelu Lukaku, they were pegged back by James Ward-Prowse's free-kick. Meanwhile, Victor Lindelof could be rested, just like he was against Fulham, with Eric Bailly taking his place. A missed late penalty summed up his day.

United were dealt a blow soon after the restart when Alexis Sanchez sustained what could prove to be a significant knee injury, but the home side levelled the game moments afterwards when Pereira curled a pinpoint strike into the top corner from 25 yards out.

"Rashford is fully fit now".

'It was a two-second punch in the stomach when Southampton scored against us to make it 2-2 but we knew we had 15 minutes to go and win it again'.

However, it was Lukaku who had the final say when he netted the eventual victor in the 88th minute at Old Trafford to keep Solskjaer's side in fine form in the Premier League.

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