Ole Gunnar Solskajaer is determined on not setting any goal targets for any of Man United’s star players.
He does not want to add any further pressure on an already pressure-based game. During his team as a player for the Reds, he himself did not have any such targets for scoring goals.
“I won’t be setting goal targets for Marcus, Anthony or any of my players because it’s counter-productive,” Ole explained.
“The only thing I demand from my forwards is that they do all the things we work on in training to give themselves the best chance of scoring.
“That means getting into good positions, keeping yourself moving and concentrating on finding the best shot or header possible.
“That philosophy stood me in good stead when I was a player.
“Some of the other lads I played with set themselves targets at the start of each season — and it worked for them.
“But I always wondered why strikers would give themselves one thing extra to worry about.
“I never set myself targets in terms of goals because, no matter how many times I hit the back of the net, I always wondered where my next goal was going to come from.
“I always felt that setting players certain targets put them under a level of extra pressure they don’t need.
“If you score a goal, that’s great. Then you focus on scoring the next one.”