Ole Solskjaer has praised Victor Lindelof for trying to boost his teammates’ confidence after conceding the crucial away goal to Barcelona on Wednesday night.
Manchester United ended up losing the tie 0-1 but they did manage to fight off the impressive attacking strength of Ernesto Valverde’s men.
Right after conceding the goal early in the first half, Lindelof was seen making an effort to raise morale.
“After they scored we settled down,” Solskjaer said. “I thought Scott [McTominay] and Fred and Paul [Pogba] did that for us. But you could see the way Victor as well brings everyone together when they score.
“Of course, we remember the PSG game, because the 10 minutes after we conceded the first goal against PSG at home we were all over the place.
“This time around it didn’t happen. We got together as a group, which gives me a clear indication that we are learning and we are improving.”
Solskjaer was also happy with Scott Mctominay’s performance, who was brought on in place of the injured Ander Herrera.
“The boy is developing every time he plays,” the Norwegian said. “He comes into training every day with a fantastic attitude and that’s the way to improve.”
“Every game he grows and he grows and today he was the first one who took the ball down and settled us. We had to slow the game down. We were too quick to give the ball away. After 15 or 20 minutes we settled and Scott and Fred and Paul [Pogba], the three midfielders did really well.”