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Solskjaer: United are a work in progress at the back

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can see his defense improving as the season progresses.

One journalist questioned the lack of clean sheets this season at today’s press conference – after seven games in all competitions this term and have conceded five goals in our last four matches.

Solskjaer suggests his team is still a work in progress following Raphael Varane’s arrival to play alongside skipper Harry Maguire in the heart of defence, and the Manchester United boss is confident that the team’s defensive record will improve over the coming weeks.

“It just shows the angle you’re looking at and thinking, I’d rather score four or five or two and concede one than win 1-0. We’re still working on the cohesion with Raphael coming in,” Solskjaer told reporters, as per the Manchester Evening News.

“Working progress, we want to have clean sheets to build performances from as well, we know we’re going to score goals, hopefully I can answer at the weekend with a clean sheet but it is being moved on, of course.”

Manchester United have still started the season brightly, but it will make a difference once we keep more clean sheets – especially when Liverpool and Chelsea are building on their goal difference on a weekly basis.

United are third in the Premier League table with 13 points from their open five matches – and a win over Aston Villa would take the team back to winning ways after another midweek hiccup in the League Cup.

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