Manchester – Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was delighted with his side’s ability to grind out yet another late win after a stoppage time goal from Marcus Rashford condemned Wolverhampton Wanderers to a 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
It lifted United, who had scraped several road wins in similar fashion this term, to second in the standings. They are two points behind champions and leaders Liverpool and opened up a prospect of a thrilling title race.
Solskjaer was also cautious about United’s chances of winning their first league title since 2013 in Alex Ferguson’s last season in charge.
“I am very boring but we cannot get too far ahead of ourselves,” Solskjaer said. “We have got to a decent position at the moment but the season hasn’t even reached the halfway mark.
“It’s the first win in the league for me against them. There have never been many goals in the games but for me this is a big step forward, that you don’t play well but you win.
“It was a point we brought up early in the season in a meeting. We didn’t win many points towards the end of games and we have a tradition for it at this club.
“That has happened so many times at that end and now we have won quite a few points towards the end of games and that is both a mental and physical aspect.”