Published: Tue, March 05, 2019
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Jose Mourinho questions Solskjaer’s long-term credibility at the helm of Manchester United

Jose Mourinho questions Solskjaer’s long-term credibility at the helm of Manchester United

However, Saints looked on course for a valiant point courtesy of James Ward-Prowse's superb free-kick, until Romelu Lukaku's late victor broke the visitors' hearts to leave them 17th in the Premier League, two points clear of Cardiff City.

And while exit from the Champions League looks likely at PSG on Wednesday after the only defeat of Solskjaer's reign in all competitions - 2-0 in the round of 16 first leg back at Old Trafford - fans have been overjoyed with the team's turnaround.

"We're confident away from home and if we're in the game with 20 or 30 minutes to go, who knows?" Indeed, the symbolism of this...

"I've been part of that so many times myself".

Pereira had equalised for United in the 53rd minute as substitute Diogo Dalot combined with Lukaku, forcing the ball through to the young Brazilian who took a touch before curling a magnificent finish into the Southampton goal.

"We came back and then one fantastic player decided this game with his unbelievable power and that's the end".

"We have no pressure on us [on Wednesday] because we are 2-0 down, but we know in football anything is possible and, in this club, you know that even more", the full-back said.

The striker supplied the winning goal in the 89th minute, and though there was still time for Paul Pogba to see a penalty saved in stoppage time, United were never two goals better than a feisty and determined Southampton.

Palace moved further away from the relegation zone with a 3-1 win at fellow strugglers Burnley thanks to second-half goals from Michy Batshuayi and Wilfried Zaha.

The side scored a second through Romelu Lukaku.

Lukaku will probably be partnered by Marcus Rashford, who has recovered from an ankle problem picked up against Liverpool.

"It's a very important win for us", he adds.

It was a last-gasp win reminiscent of the Sir Alex Ferguson era as United fought back from a goal behind after Yan Valery's wonder strike on 26 minutes.

Since Solskjaer replaced Mourinho at Manchester United in December 2018, the Red Devils have not lost any game in the Premier League. Due to this fine tweak, it allowed United to have an advantage on the opposition, letting them to turn around the game for the win.

Notably, the reputed Keys and Gray show, also by beIN Sport, recently showed how other experts felt on Solksjaer's job at Old Trafford, as they felt it was seemingly "just a matter of dotting the i's and crossing the t's", before he took up the job full-time.

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