Manchester United to face first real test under Solskjaer versus Tottenham

Manchester United to face first real test under Solskjaer versus Tottenham

Sanchez and Lukaku led United's attack as Solskjaer made nine changes from the 2-0 win at Newcastle and his side lacked a degree of sharpness at times.

Fact is right now Liverpool and Manchester City are better teams than United, maybe there's no real shame in that, the problem for Mourinho was losing to smaller sides and again, the very bad style in which his side went about things.

"The pleasing thing is we're through and it's another clean sheet".

"Hopefully he'll be OK for next weekend", Solskjaer said. 'It's early doors. When I came in, they (United) were open and honest. "There will be tougher times coming, there will be tougher games coming up, we know that".

Saturday's 2-0 win against Reading in the FA Cup was the most unconvincing of those triumphs to date, but Lukaku believes Solskjaer has got the team back to where it should be.

Solskjaer will also have a major say in the future of Andreas Pereira.

Next up is Tottenham Hotspur and that match could truly define this season for Manchester United.

"They've promised me he's my player this week", Warnock said of Liverpool and Clyne. "They have performed fantastically this season, they've got a great way of playing".

"Rojo [and] Smalling - they're out", "I'm not sure if Paul [Pogba] is going to be ready for this one".

It was left to fellow Spaniard Alvaro Morata to score in the 49th and 59th minutes, with the striker set up both times by crosses from 20-year-old winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.

"You don't run the game as a 19-year-old in your first appearance, but he got 30 minutes and I think he showed a few glimpses of what he can do".

Solskjaer's squad hot-footed it to the airport after the game, with the side heading to Dubai for a warm-weather training camp ahead of next Sunday's return to Premier League action at Tottenham.

"So, we should I think have more than double than Man United".

Sone Aluko was denied by a good save from Romero, but United were mostly comfortable in the closing minutes as they secured their place in next Monday's fourth-round draw.

The 24-year-old didn't put a foot wrong in a tough away game at a hard venue and was one of the key reasons that the team emerged from that match with three points.

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