Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was delighted to see the Red Devils revive a club tradition with a last-gasp goal against Wolves.
Manchester United go second as late Marcus Rashford winner sinks Wolves. (Reuters Photo)
- Solskjaer admitted Manchester United’s win over Wolves was ‘a bit flukey’
- Manchester United climbed two places up to second in the Premier League
- Manchester United are two points behind champions and leaders Liverpool
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer termed his side’s win over Wolves ‘a bit lucky, bit flukey’ but he was delighted to see the Red Devil’s ability to grind out yet another late win.
Manchester United climbed two places up to second in the Premier League after Marcus Rashford scored deep into stoppage time to give them a fortuitous 1-0 home win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday.
“Bit lucky, bit flukey, but that’s what happens when you put teams under pressure,” Solskjaer told BBC Sport after the game.
“It was a point we brought up early in the season in a meeting. We didn’t win many points towards the end of games and we have a tradition for it at this club.
The result left United on 30 points from 15 games, two behind champions and leaders Liverpool who visit Newcastle United on Wednesday, while Wolves stayed 12th on 21 points.
“That has happened so many times at that end and now we have won quite a few points towards the end of games and that is both a mental and physical aspect.
“We’ve got a group now that is more robust both mentally and physically. We have gone through some tough training periods, played loads of games and they are getting fitter and fitter.
“The fitter you are, the more you can do. But mentally as well, it gives you a boost knowing you can win games towards the end.”
“The year has been positive in terms of results. It’s a group that are now physically and mentally ready to go up the table.”
United are at home to Aston Villa in their next game on Friday.