Solskjaer explains why the clash in Arsenal is a perfect PSG follow-up


Date of publication: Sunday 10 March 2019 12:31

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident that the Manchester United players are refocused and ready to return to Arsenal following their stellar win in the Champions League at Paris St Germain.

The discussion turned to the question of when the 46-year-old gets the job permanently after continuing his extraordinary audition as interim manager at Parc des Princes.

SolskjaerThe team canceled a 2-0 home defeat – their only defeat in 17 games at the helm – triumphing 3-1 at death in Paris to advance to the last eight.

It was an incredible night, but there is now a return to action in the Premier League and a chance to stand out among the top four places at Arsenal.

"This is not a problem," said Solskjaer about the concentration of the team.

"We moved to the quarterfinals, which we sometimes expect from Man United.

"But that's how things went and the celebrations at the end, that happens when you win a match like us.

"But again, no problem, we have Arsenal, a fantastic game to prepare you again."

United travels to Emirates Stadium after a record-breaking record of wins on the road.

PSG were their ninth consecutive away win in all competitions – a win that includes the triumph of January in the third round of the FA Cup, in the fourth round at Arsenal.

"These are the same decisions you always have when you play," Solskjaer said when the victory in North London was raised.

"First, you have to consider their approach, which system do you think they're going to play, which is impossible to predict because they change a lot.

"But then you have to watch who's in shape and how we want to approach the match as well.

"Maybe it's another type of system or it's a counterattack game that you want – it's all kinds.

"But now, of course, the problem of fitness is more important than ever, because we have players coming back, players who have evolved well.

"It was one of the toughest nights we had physically – probably this one (PSG) and the Arsenal Cup match were the two most difficult games we had.

"It was great to have fresh legs – Scott (McTominay), Fred – they cover the ground so much that you have to consider it."

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