‘PRIDE WAS HURT’
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that Man Utd’s ‘pride was hurt’ after Tottenham came out 6-1 winners earlier on in the season.
Solskjaer said: “Yeah, I think the players will remember that game with a lot of pain.
“Our pride was hurt. The manner in which we lost, we were not ourselves, and we know that.
“We gave ourselves a difficult game by having 10 men. Pre-season was short and we were not up to the standard required, but we were so poor.
“I’m sure we will see some players looking to prove that they are better than that. The biggest thing we have improved on is our fitness levels. We were way short of them. It was our third game of the season.
“We got conned into a red card, that’s something we need to be aware of. We cannot react like this. We know that in games, in these situations, you can be wound up and we have learnt a lot from that.
“I’m sure we will have a better performance this time around.”