After a perfect start to his caretaker managerial role, at Old Trafford, with Ole Gunnar Solksjaer presiding over five straight wins, four in the Premier League and one in the FA Cup, it’s fair to say that the confidence, in the camp, has improved.
But the critics will point out that those five wins have come against sides we’ve been expected to beat and will even suggest the FA Cup game, against Reading, saw Manchester United struggle to dominate the game against Championship opposition.
Perhaps they are two fair points!
However, if we’re looking at an acid test as to exactly how things have improved, then this weekend could see just that happen.
This Sunday, Manchester United make the trip to London, to take on Tottenham Hotspur, a team that are flying in the Premier League and stuck seven goals past Tranmere Rovers in the FA Cup, last time out.
Phil Jones, hoping to be part of the starting eleven this Sunday, has spoken about the task ahead and, as quoted by the BBC, has remarked:
“Spurs is a good test.
“We are in good form and have some momentum going.
“We have steadied the ship a bit. We have not done anything yet, we have not achieved anything, but we need to keep it going.
“It will be an indicator for us on how far we can go but it is a game we need to win. They are in good form and doing well, and we need to have a good week, train well and prepare for a tough game. Hopefully the momentum can carry us on to win that match.”
Can Manchester United make it six wins out of six, for Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, on Sunday or are we in for a rude awakening?
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