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Solskjaer compares United’s dressing room to a funeral session

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer likened Manchester United’s dressing room to that of a funeral after their narrow 2-1 victory over Watford at Old Trafford.

The Norwegian’s debut game since being appointed the permanent manager was not a smooth sail compared to the team’s previous performances which he felt was as a result of the gruelling international break.

United secured a two-goal lead via Rashford and Martial but the Old Trafford crowd had to endure a tense ending to the game when Doucoure pulled one back for the Hornets with the clash ending 2-1 in the favour of the Red Devils.

Solskjaer was critical of his team’s performance after the encounter, however, he is optimistic they’d rediscover their rhythm against Wolves.

“The feeling in the dressing room after was almost like a funeral,” he said via Sky Sports.

“They [the players] were all sat there, it was very quiet, they were all disappointed in their performance at full-time.

“It’s not like jubilation because we won and we got the three points. They all know that this was a below-par performance, which is great because you want players to be honest with themselves. We know we can play so much better and they can do better.”

Ahead of the Wolves clash, Solskjaer hinted on tweaking his tactics especially in the middle of the park, which may likely see Pogba play a deeper role.

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WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – MARCH 16: A general view inside the stadium during the FA Cup Quarter Final match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United at Molineux on March 16, 2019, in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

United have failed to win their last two meetings against Wolves, a draw at Old Trafford in the League was followed by a 2-1 defeat in the F.A Cup. The Red Devils need a win to keep their hopes of securing Champions League football alive.