"The training sessions help us to prepare for the games and right now we are in a groove and we need to keep going like this". Striker Romelu Lukaku, who now has 3 goals in his last 3 games, doubled the lead at the cusp of halftime.
Juan Mata and Ander Herrera will both see their current deals expire in the summer and United want their interim boss' opinion on whether they should be given extensions - both have scored since he took the reins.
For all of Solskjaer's coaching qualities, and those of Mike Phelan, Eric Bailly is still a loose cannon and Phil Jones is far from the player former boss Alex Ferguson once hoped he would be.
The 2018 World Cup victor picked up a knock in our 2-0 win at Newcastle United on Wednesday night following a horror challenge from Jonjo Shelvey.
Though personnel was slightly different compared to United's full strength defence, the back four allowed Reading too many opportunities to attack with gaps left across the pitch.
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He stayed behind in Manchester for treatment and will join up with the group in Dubai later this week.
All of a sudden the Old Trafford garden is a green one.
"I don't think Solskjaer, his track record in management, is such that he is the guy capable of returning Manchester United to the level where they can compete for the Premier League title".
In the other early kickoffs, West Bromwich Albion beat 2013 FA Cup winners Wigan Athletic 1-0 while third-tier Shrewsbury Town held Stoke City, relegated from the top flight last season, to a 1-1 draw. Swift give the ball away and United counter quickly.
Solskjaer is focusing on FA Cup progress against Reading, who are second from bottom of the Championship.
There was 125 seconds between Fred's strike and the decision to award a penalty, with Omar Richards adjudged to have fouled Mata in the build-up and the Spaniard stepping up to send goalkeeper Anssi Jaakkola the wrong way.
"He was feeling his hamstring, but he should have told me one minute before because I made two subs".