Man Utd journalist spots a new approach in the 3-1 win v Huddersfield

Ole Gunner Solskjaer

The post-Jose Mourinho era at Manchester United is well underway.

After the unexpected dismissal of the Portuguese coach, the Red Devils have found a new lease of life under interim manager Ole Gunner Solskjaer.

United followed up their 5-1 thrashing of Cardiff with a well-earned 3-1 victory over relegation-threatened Huddersfield.

Nemanja Matic notched the opening goal, before a brilliant brace from a seemingly rejuvenated Paul Pogba.

Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford were also bright throughout and it seems as if there is an air of positivity around the club for the first time in months.

And journalist Samuel Luckhurst, the United man for Manchester Evening News, spotted a change in philosophy from the Red Devils against Huddersfield.


Luckhurst wrote: "There was a moment in the first-half where De Gea passed it to Lindelof and he had two Huddersfield players within 10 yards of him. #mufc not only playing it out from the back more but interchanging in attack.

"Fixed roles were a problem under Mourinho, now they're much freer."

Playing out from the back has become a staple for top teams across Europe in recent years, with Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham all excelling in the area.

Under Mourinho, United often preferred to utilise the long-ball method, which simply didn't work in a lot of big games.

Lindelof in action

With players like Victor Lindelof, who is renowned for his ability on the ball as a centre-back, it's surely an approach the will yield success for the Red Devils.

After the game, Matic offered his verdict on Pogba's form since Solskjaer's arrival.

“Very important to score for his (Pogba) confidence, as I said he is very important for us when he is on his best he can make the difference and he needs to use his quality and i’m happy for him," he said, per MEN.

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