Man Utd fans LOVE this about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and will always back him – MOTD pundit

Man Utd fans LOVE this about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and will always back him – MOTD pundit

That is the view of Match of the Day pundit Danny Murphy, who has praised the Norwegian after the victory over West Ham.

The Red Devils recorded a hard-fought 2-1 win over the Hammers with Paul Pogba bagging a brace of penalties.

The game was a must win for Manchester United with their Premier League top four hopes on the line.

Going into the clash, United were downing sixth place, five points behind Chelsea in fourth.

Danny Murphy

Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the backing of the fans, says Danny Murphy (Pic: GETTY/BBC)

But with a Champions League quarter-final second leg at Barcelona to play on Tuesday, Solskjaer was conscious of his team selection.

It was all out attack again at Old Trafford though, something not regularly seen for a while until Solkjaer’s arrival.

This approach was something of a normality in the Sir Alex Ferguson but fans have been deprived of it since he arrived.

And Murphy thinks that going back to this will appease the fans – even if the team are not playing well.

Elsewhere at Old Trafford: 

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Man Utd beat West Ham 2-1 at Old Trafford (Pic: GETTY)

“He was brave and he flooded men into the box”

Danny Murphy

“I think Ole got a bit of luck against West Ham because of the way he set the team up,” he told Match of the Day.

“He was brave and he flooded men into the box and it did let West Ham into the game but it was positive.

“Early in the game he played Pogba sitting alongside Fred and just let the other four attackers just go at West Ham.

“United fans for a long time have been talking about negative tactics and not committing men forward and scoring enough goals.

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Man Utd star Paul Pogba scored twice against West Ham (Pic: GETTY)

“Yes three points is three points but I think if you into games with this intent then at least he will get the fans behind him.

“It was a huge commitment to push that many men forward but I think they wanted to get the game done early with Barcelona in mind.

“It was a positive to take for United supporters on a day when they didn’t play well.”

United still have it all to do to finish in the top four, however, with a trip to Everton to come and then a home game against Manchester City.