Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United’s season begins now after “inspirational” captain Harry Maguire led a comeback win at Newcastle.
Maguire cancelled out a Luke Shaw personal aim earlier than late strikes from Bruno Fernandes, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Marcus Rashford sealed a 4-1 win.
It was the perfect response after dropping two of their first three league video games, together with a 6-1 defeat at Tottenham.
“The season started for us today,” stated Solskjaer.
“We have come up to the speed of the game and that showed.”
‘Maguire confirmed good character’
Maguire has struggled for type following his latest arrest in Greece and endured a very unhealthy time on worldwide responsibility final week, despatched off after simply 31 error-strewn minutes within the 1-Zero defeat by Denmark.
There had been some ideas he needs to be taken out of the road of fireplace at membership stage given his latest poor type, however Solskjaer stood by his captain by naming him within the first XI on Saturday.
Maguire responded by scoring the equalising aim and placing in a powerful, all-round defensive show.
“Harry scored and leads by example,” added Solskjaer.
“He showed good character, I am happy for him. He had a couple of difficult weeks since he last played for us.
“This was a terrific consequence and nice character to come back again, led by a really inspirational captain.”
‘Congratulations for being the primary to avoid wasting my penalty’
Fernandes’ goal came after he had missed an earlier penalty – his first miss from the spot as a Manchester United player.
His 10 previous successful kicks had seen him utilise his unique jumping technique, but he decided not to use it on this occasion and Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow saved his spot kick.
“Congratulations to him to be first to avoid wasting a penalty within the Premier League from me,” stated Fernandes after the sport.
“That’s 11 taken and one missed. Now folks can say I can miss a penalty.”
Fernandes has now been directly involved in 20 goals in his 18 Premier League appearances for United – 11 goals and nine assists – and has scored in each of his last three games.
United have six points from four games and Fernandes believes he and his team-mates have shown the right response after a slow start to the season.
“It’s all the time essential to win,” he said. “To have criticism is regular in soccer.
“This is a big club, we have big pressure, but we are big players. We are OK for that – the team is together. Today is the right way to reply to the 6-1 against Tottenham.”