Solskjaer takes responsibility for Man United's sloppy display vs Reading

Solskjaer takes responsibility for Man United's sloppy display vs Reading

The Norwegian has hit the ground running at Old Trafford since replacing Jose Mourinho at the helm, taking in Premier League victories against Cardiff, Huddersfield, Bournemouth, Newcastle and seeing off Reading in the FA Cup.

Premier League champions Manchester City are at home to Championship side Rotherham on Sunday. Mauricio Pochettino's side had a blip against Wolves but have scored 22 times in their last five games. Striker Romelu Lukaku, who now has 3 goals in his last 3 games, doubled the lead at the cusp of halftime.

And the mood appeared to be good as midfielder Ander Herrera shared a picture of himself at a restaurant alongside fellow Spaniards Juan Mata, David de Gea and goalkeeping coach Emilio Alvarez, plus Ivorian centre back Eric Bailly.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might be an interim boss at Old Trafford, but that hasn't deprived him of the powers enjoyed by a permanent manager at any other club in the world.

Pogba did not travel with the rest of the squad on, who flew out after United's FA Cup third round win at home to Reading a day earlier.

Instead, Man United were a bit too relaxed for this occasion.

With a week until kickoff against Tottenham, Manchester United have flown to Dubai to train.

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FA Cup holders Chelsea face Championship club Nottingham Forest in one of Saturday's 1500 GMT ties, with Arsenal - the record 13 times FA Cup winners, away to third tier Blackpool in a 1730 GMT kick-off clash.

At his young age, Rashford is already just three appearances from 150 senior team matches for the Red Devils. "They have performed fantastically this season, they've got a great way of playing". It was altogether better when he did not play much recently.

"He's been out a month now, he's had 20 minutes against Newcastle, half an hour maybe".

Mata dispatched a cool penalty - his first FA Cup goal since the victorious final of May 2016 - after referee Stuart Atwell penalised Omar Richards for a foul on the Spain worldwide after a VAR consultation, with Fred's strike having been disallowed for offside in the same move.

As a result, United were awarded a penalty - correctly - with Mata dispatching, and VAR showing how vital it is once more.

"He was feeling his hamstring, but he should have told me one minute before because I made two subs".

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