Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has labelled his side’s win over Brighton on Sunday as the team’s ‘best performance’ of the season so far, while he also praised the leadership qualities of Harry Maguire.
The Red Devils overcame Graham Potter’s men 3-1 at Old Trafford, with Andreas Pereira opening the scoring for the hosts before Davy Propper turned the ball into his own net to make it 2-0. Lewis Dunk pulled one back for the Seagulls, but Marcus Rashford restored the home side’s two-goal advantage only two minutes later.
It was a convincing display from Solskjaer’s men, who have now scored three goals in both of their last two home matches – the last coming against Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday.
Speaking after the game, the United boss was quick to praise his team’s performance. Solskjaer claimed, as quoted by the Evening Standard:
“It’s been great, these two games [Brighton and Partizan] with loads of attacking play, we should have had more goals, but the intentions are there, they’re going forward, enjoying themselves, attacking.”
It’s not the first time the Englishman has been handed the captain’s armband since his summer arrival and it appears as though the manager sees him as a potential successor to Ashley Young, who is the current club captain.
After the international break, United face a trip to take on Sheffield United, before facing Astana in the Europa League.