Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised the collective spirit of his Manchester United players after a stunning second half turnaround against Roma in the Europa League semi-final first-leg.
United inexplicably fell 2-1 behind after defensive errors before the break but completely dominated after the pause, scoring five unanswered goals to make themselves huge favourites to progress through to the final.
Bruno Fernandes, Edinson Cavani, Paul Pogba and substitute Mason Greenwood were all on the scoresheet in what became a rout at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer admitted that United can struggle before half-time but was delighted with how his players came together and improved after the break.
The United boss said his players ran more, passed the ball quicker and cut out defensive lapses in concentration.
He added that this is a ‘good position’ to be in at the halfway stage of the tie but is not getting carried away ahead of next week’s decisive second leg in Rome.
United will reach their first final under Solskjaer if they avoid conceding four goals in the Italian capital.
Listen to Solskjaer’s post-match thoughts. Footage courtesy of BT Sport.
“The ball had gone really and I’d have been disappointed if that had been given against us.”
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