Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident Manchester United can line up to attack Tottenham without being naive defensively ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash.
United have won all of their five matches since the Norewegian was appointed until the end of the season in the wake of Jose Mourinho’s sacking, but the new boss faces his biggest test so far as his side travel to Wembley to face the team sitting third in the league.
The Old Trafford side appear to have found a good balance under Solskjaer, scoring 16 times and conceding just three since his arrival in December.
“When you play against a good team you have got to defend. You have to earn the right to win a game of football,” he said on SoccerAM.
“We’re not going to go gung-ho and be naïve but Manchester United is about attacking football.
“We’ve got to go there and attack the game, we have to win to stand a chance of passing them in the league. We go there to take three points.
“Walking out at Wembley with a Manchester United shirt on, that brings the best out in quite a few players. Hopefully we can see that.”
United’s return to form has revived their chances of competing for a place in European competition next season, as they sit three points behind Arsenal and six adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea.