Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says ‘our pride was hurt’ following a 6-1 defeat against Tottenham at Old Trafford in October. However, the Manchester United boss is expecting a very different game on Sunday.
Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of Sunday’s clash, Solskjaer said: “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. I’m sure we will have a better performance this time around.”
Moreover, that Tottenham disaster proved to be a turning point in Manchester United’s season, with the Red Devils losing just two more times in the Premier League [against Arsenal and Sheffield United].
Meanwhile, Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has already started his mind games ahead of the clash, stating that Sir Alex Ferguson would disagree with the Norwegian’s recent comments about the importance of Silverware at Old Trafford.