Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident that the Red Devils will improve on their attacking displays in the coming weeks with Anthony Martial making his injury comeback. The Frenchman has recently returned to action after a two-month absence with a thigh injury and he found the net during the 1-0 win over Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League.
Speaking ahead of the Norwich City game, Solskjaer acknowledged that the Red Devils have lacked the necessary penetration in the final third of the field but the same should improve with the presence of Martial upfront, he told: “We’ve not created as many as we like, we’ve not scored as many as we’d like. But now Anthony’s back, got a goal today and I’m sure you’ll see us improve as a team with Anthony in the team because he does give us something different.”
Meanwhile, United’s opponents Norwich City have been on a slump after the early season form but Solskjaer has stated that the Red Devils face a testing challenge with the Canaries tending to play an attacking brand of football, which has already contributed to a shock 3-2 triumph over holders Manchester City, he told: “When I watched the first game against Liverpool, I saw a team with lots of courage. They were brave, they played their own way and they kept going. They are a team with a clear philosophy on how they want to play.”
United ended an 11-match winless streak away from home with the midweek victory over Partizan but the performance was far from impressive. Once more, United barely provided a threat with just one shot on target and that apparently resulted from the penalty scored by Anthony Martial. The Red Devils nearly squandered their advantage towards the end of the game and they needed a reflex save from goalkeeper Sergio Romero to preserve the win.