The Red Devils are currently in 15th position with 10 points ahead of the game against Norwich City.
Manchester United face newly promoted Norwich City when they travel to Carrow Road on Sunday evening, as both teams will look to grasp the all-important three points. The Mancunians have experienced their worst start to a league campaign in 33 years. United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke to the media ahead of the important game.
United have parted ways with Romelu Lukaku and Ander Herrera, whilst sending Chilean Alexis Sanchez on loan to Inter Milan, which means they now need to trust the youngsters.
“You have to be brave. You have to trust your players and trust the kids,” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told Sky Sports.
“We need results as soon as possible. We need a result against Norwich. But, then again, we are in the situation we are,” he added.
On Current Crisis
“We made the decision to start the transition and that transition period has been difficult. But, I think the young kids are going to learn from it. You want to win, you want to win trophies and win in a certain style. But, you also want to do it with young kids.”
“That’s the DNA we have. We do give young players a chance and you won’t really know about them until you throw them into deep water and see if they can swim. Those boys, so far, have done really well.”
Solskjaer believes United can stop Norwich on Sunday, but says they will need to be at their best “to have a chance.”
“I hope we are going to stop them because it’s always going to be difficult down at Carrow Road. When I watched their first game (in the Premier League) against Liverpool, I saw a team with lots of courage. They were brave. They played their own way and kept going.
That has given them some great results – they beat Newcastle, they beat Manchester City – and they’re a team with a clear philosophy.”
Thoughts On The Team
“We are ready for it now, we’ve been to Belgrade and got some players back. I managed to take Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Anthony Martial off after 60 minutes because they’ve been out for a long time,” said the Norwegian.
“So, hopefully we’ll have a fresh team because we’ll need to be at our best to have a chance.” he concluded.