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Solskjaer exploring ‘new ideas’ in Man United training

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to step up the intensity in Manchester United training sessions as Premier league return edges closer.

A 5-0 victory against LASK in the first leg of the Europa League Last 16 in March marked the final match of Manchester United’s thrilling 11-game unbeaten streak as the outbreak of COVID-19 forced football to come to a halt soon after.

Man United started the season on a positive note with a 4-0 opening day win against Chelsea but were unable to maintain their form. A number of points dropped against unexpected teams saw them slip as low as seventh on the league table at one point in the season.

Their misfortunes were aggravated by injury to Paul Pogba and later to Marcus Rashford, both of whom are a key cog in the team.

It was Bruno Fernandes‘ arrival in January that then triggered their resurgence and United have never been on the losing end of the match ever since.

The season will soon resume and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, after quite a while, will have all his key players up and running. And he is working out on ways to assemble the best possible line-up.

“The first game is two weeks from today. So we need to step up the training and get an edge to our game again,” Solskjaer told the official club website.

“We’ve got games coming weekend, midweek, weekend for a spell. So you have to focus on ourselves and not just on that one, first game.

“Training has been about recapping what we did well, tweaking maybe one or two things, and looking at some new ideas. But hopefully, we can see a lot of what we saw towards the end before the lockdown.”