Solskjaer ready for lift-off

18 October 2020 20:15:24 GMTPlus11

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has claimed the club's Premier League season has now started following their 4-1 thrashing of Newcastle United.

Solskjaer's men made a poor start to the new league season, losing 6-1 to Tottenham at Old Trafford before the international break, but got back to winning ways at St James' Park.

An own goal from Luke Shaw put hosts Newcastle 1-0 up after only two minutes, but the Red Devils levelled the scores midway through the first half through Harry Maguire.

The visitors struggled to find a way through in the second half, but amassed 28 shots in the game and got their reward with a flurry of late goals - Bruno Fernandes, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Marcus Rashford all getting on the scoresheet.

The win is only United's second in the league this term and Solskjaer believes it marks the club's start to the new campaign,

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Solskjaer said: "After the last result, that made this game even bigger - then we were 1-0 down in two minutes, that made it even more so.

"But we showed great resilience, great character to come back, handled the setback really well and we were led by an inspirational captain.

"We wanted to get to this international break with more points than we have, but now we know our season started today, because we've come up to the speed of the game and I think that showed."

The Red Devils can now be backed at 2.50 to finish in the top four in the Premier League this season, while they are available at 21.00 to be crowned champions.

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