Manchester United have only conceded one goal in their last seven matches, in all competitions.
Speaking after his side’s 1-0 (2-1 agg) win over AC Milan in Thursday night’s Europa League knockout match, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been quick to draw attention to the Red Devils’ impressive resilience.
After coming under criticism recently following a dip in goals, Solskjaer has reminded reporters that keeping the ball out of your own net is just as important.
Following what has been a much improved period for his side’s back-line, Solskjaer said: “That is down to a lot of good work on the training ground.
“The coaches, for the attitude to learn from the team. We pressed from the front. Great attitude to defend from the front, with the front-four.
“Of course, we’ve been drilling the back-four and the midfielders as well.
“But it’s a team effort and the coaches have really, really worked on details that we are improving on every game, every week.
“And that’s the way to build a foundation to win games of football.”