Manchester United have enjoyed a good start to their Champions League campaign after registering victories over Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig in the group stage fixtures.
The Red Devils managed a 2-1 win over last season’s finalists in Paris and then followed it up with a crushing 5-0 victory over the Bundesliga leaders on Wednesday.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, however, didn’t enjoy a good start to the season as they suffered defeat against Crystal Palace in the first game of this campaign and a 6-1 crushing loss at home to Tottenham Hotspur before October’s international break.
After the latest win over Leipzig, the Norwegian explained why his side struggled at the start of the season and also dismissed the suggestion that United are ‘unstable’
“The truth is that we were not in shape before the international break. Now we are fit and we are sharp and it has only gotten better and better,” Solskjaer told TV2.
“We are always working to be stable, and I think we have been stable ever since February. We’ve lost one of the last eight, which I think is pretty consistent.”
“Our squad is good and it gives us many opportunities. We can play in different formations, but the key is how we execute it. I am very happy at the moment.”
Having won the first two Champions League group stage fixtures, the English side remain favourites to progress to the next round.
When asked if United are ‘real contenders’ to win Europe’s elite club competition, the former Cardiff City manager explained: “For us, it’s about staying focused and taking one fight at a time. Who knows how far we can reach.”
“We are very pleased with the start we have had. We have played against two tough teams, but we have played fantastically.”