Published: Sat, January 26, 2019
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Man United have their club back - Scholes revels in Solskjaer revival

Man United have their club back - Scholes revels in Solskjaer revival

American-born Italy worldwide Rossi, who played for Genoa last season, made his debut for United in a League Cup tie against Arsenal 14 years ago after joining at the age of 17.

United head to London off the back of seven successive wins in all competitions, and if they can extend that winning run to eight matches, with Arsenal and Liverpool out of the way, they will start to believe they can go all the way. Friday's match was no different, as the defense was a step behind United the entire night.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been commended for coaxing performances out of the same Manchester United players who were falling well short of expectations under Jose Mourinho.

Solskjaer's arrival has not only seen a drastic upturn in results but he also appears to be getting the best out of a group of players who had regularly been in the firing line for underachieving earlier on in the season with Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Sanchez all shining in their win at the Emirates.

Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo and Marouane Fellaini are still recovering from foot, shin and calf injuries respectively, though Smalling has returned to training and should be available for selection soon. Arsenal played extremely well in that system against Chelsea last week, running away with the game in the opening 20 minutes.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has added further subplots to Friday's clash by staying he wanted Sanchez whilst at PSG last season. Centre-back Rob Holding remains sidelined as well.

Apart from a substitute appearance at Newcastle in early January, the Chile worldwide has not featured for the new-look Manchester United because of injury - but he is now fit to play. Since then, The Gunners have been slightly inconsistent, but remain in fifth place of the Premier League standings and easily dispatched League One side Blackpool in the third round of the FA Cup.

Speaking to The Mirror, Butt said: "This opportunity has come and I know he's delighted to have that".

"With the French connection they had - [Thierry] Henry, [Patrick] Vieira, [Robert] Pires, [Emmanuel] Petit - they were just great games you were looking forward to".

Last but not the least, Mexico star Lozano is admittedly highly-regarded at Old Trafford and will fit the style of play of United under Solskjaer as well. Lucas Torreria will play to the right in that system, or will partner Xhaka if it's the 4-2-3-1.

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