Solskjaer ‘Fundamental’ To United, Says Andreas Pereira
Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira says interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been ‘fundamental’ to the team’s recent form.
The club’s fortunes have turned since the Norwegian took temporary control of the club following the departure of Jose Mourinho.
Pereira says Solskjaer takes full credit for the turnaround, “He’s very important for us. He is fundamental. With him we stayed very calm during the game, knowing that we were tied 1-1.
“But with him, as you said, it looks like we can do miracles on the pitch. Like today, everyone saw it. Everyone knows that we are a very annoying team to play against. The game never ends until the 90 minutes are over.”
Pereira said Solskjaer’s game plan came off to a tee as United overturned a 2-0 first leg deficit to defeat PSG on away goals in the Champions League last 16.
“Our tactic was this, to be more backed off,” he told Esportivo. “So they would not expect this. Play on their mistake, because in 90 minutes everything can happen. We did it.
“We scored the first goal, we conceded the 1-1, which was difficult for us. But when we finished the first half we spoke to be calm in the second half because we had a lot of time to score two goals. And that’s what we did.”