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Jesse Lingard & Ander Herrera explain two major changes Solskjaer has instilled

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Three wins from three games - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer couldn't really have wished for a better start as Manchester United boss.

He's watched his side take Cardiff City, Huddersfield Town, and Bournemouth to pieces over the last couple of weeks.

Solskjaer has recorded 5-1, 3-1, and 4-1 wins in those games and while keeping a clean sheet is likely on his to-do list, it represents United's best run of the season by some distance.

A 2-0 win over Burnley and a 4-1 win against Fulham were the only two times United had managed to win by more than one goal in the Premier League under Jose Mourinho - and you need only throw in the 3-0 over Young Boys to make that stat about all competitions.

And so while it's still early days, United fans are finally getting the kind of football they'd hoped for this season.

But how has Solskjaer done it? How has he turned things around so quickly and got a previously uninspiring United team winning so emphatically?

Well, two of his players have offered insight that goes some way to answering that by revealing two significant changes that he's asked for.

Speaking to the Guardian ahead of Wednesday's game at Newcastle United, Jesse Lingard spoke about the importance of mentality and Solskjaer's desire to get the team on the front foot.

“If we go into the game [against Newcastle] like we have done the first three matches we’ll win,” said Lingard. “We’ve had the right mentality, killing teams - that mentality is very important.

Jesse Lingard spoke very positively about Man United.

"Ole has told us to start quickly, press teams and make sure we’re on the front foot and make sure that the first 15-20 minutes can decide the game.”

You only have to look at the previous meeting with Newcastle to see the difference there - United started so poorly against Rafa Benitez's side that they were 2-0 down inside ten minutes before being forced into a dramatic comeback.

Ander Herrera, too, spoke of a change in mentality after the 4-1 win over Bournemouth.

Ander Herrera scored in Solskjaer's first game in charge.

“Our manager told us on the first day, the best way to win a game when you are in the lead is to keep attacking and this what the club has always been about," he told the BBC. "The best way to defend is to keep the ball and keep attacking."

The positive, aggressive mentality that they're showing has been well instilled by Solskjaer - keep this up, and maybe United can have a successful season after all.

Topics:
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Football
Jesse Lingard
Jose Mourinho
Ander Herrera
Premier League

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