Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer feels that the better mentality shown by his players has been a key factor behind the club’s ascent to the top of the table. United kept their position at the top following the 2-1 win over Fulham in the midweek action. This was not an easy victory by any stretch, as United had to work hard for the result. MFortune Free Spins would be an excellent form of fun after such a difficult game. Despite struggling with the threat of relegation, Fulham managed to get an early lead through Ademola Lookman. United responded through veteran Edinson Cavani, who scored yet another away goal. The three points were sealed late in the match through midfielder Paul Pogba, who came up with a stunning strike.
After the dull draw with Liverpool a few days ago, it was imperative that Manchester United did not let go of the advantage at the top of the table. The Red Devils are now unbeaten in 13 league games with their last defeat coming against Arsenal at the start of November. A key reason behind this run has been the team’s mentality, according to Solskjaer.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the match against Fulham, Solskjaer said: “There was a point we spoke about early on before the season had started, that we needed to stop getting draws and win more games.
“We’ve shown great improvement in the mentality as well as physical robustness.”
Manchester United’s last league title was back in 2013 in Sir Alex Ferguson’s last season. Since then, United might have gone through many world-class managers like Louis van Gaal and José Mourinho. Yet, the club has not come close to winning the league title. This time around, there is a sense of confidence around United which has been missing for the last few seasons. One of the crucial ingredients, which is often looked down upon, in the title race – especially towards the business end – will be the mentality of players.
After a slow start to the season, United have been doing so well of late that confidence has been flowing through the veins. A year ago, the same Manchester United team would have either drawn or lost the match against Fulham. Rather than stick with the failed transfer policy of bringing expensive acquisitions, Solskjaer went ahead with a policy of going after experience. The influence of Edinson Cavani has been tremendous. Even though he had a slow start at Old Trafford, the 33-year-old has now taken his season’s tally to four goals and two assists in 12 league outings.
The next few weeks will be a major test for United, as keeping such a brilliant unbeaten run going will be the most difficult part. United also have league games against the likes of Arsenal and Everton coming up in the next few weeks. There is also an FA Cup meeting with Liverpool during the weekend. The most important task for Solskjaer will be to keep the momentum going. In such a scenario, even the lack of players due to injuries and suspensions do not tend to have a huge impact.