Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was thrilled with the efficiency of his midfielders in Manchester United’s 5-Zero Champions League drubbing of RB Leipzig.
Solskjaer switched to a midfield diamond and recalled Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba and Donny van de Beek to complement Fred in a slim system that countered Leipzig’s depth.
Matic and Van de Beek got here off within the second-half with United 1-Zero up however Fred accomplished 90 minutes for the fourth recreation operating and Pogba was answerable for helping Mason Greenwood’s opener.
United have used 4 formations already this season – the again three, the diamond, 4-2-3-1 and 4-3-Three within the second-half of their goalless draw with Chelsea – and Solskjaer is happy with their tactical flexibility.
“I believe we now have an abundance of excellent midfielders on the membership,” Solskjaer mentioned. “I do not need to get too far forward of myself. However immediately I believe it labored, the work off the ball was unbelievable.
“Nemanja, Fred, Donny, Paul, all 4 of them labored their socks off. That is the idea of the staff, should you can work and win the ball in good conditions you create possibilities.
“I am positive Fred lined each single little blade of grass on the pitch and it is unbelievable how that boy simply recovers for the following one.
“The squad is nice and, in fact, it provides us choices now. We’ve the likelihood to play a 4-3-3, a diamond, 4-2-3-1, 3-4-1-2, but it surely’s execution and it’s the ideas and work-rate that’s key right here.
“We have added some high quality within the group, I’m very happy with us in the intervening time.”