Solskjaer calls on United to summon spirit of '99

Ole Gunnar Soslkjaer wants Andreas Pereira to remain at Man Utd

Manchester United face a tough test next week as the side takes on Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of the Champions League round-of-16.

United are severely depleted with up to 10 players missing the trip through injury.

Centre back Chris Smalling picked up his dry cleaning while fellow defender Diogo Dalot, now enjoying a run in the side, went for a fresh trim.

The side scored a second through Romelu Lukaku.

After winning their last four league matches by an aggregate score of 12-1, it is clear to see why.

Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku could be the only senior players in an otherwise inexperienced front six but Young has backed the fringe players to step up.

Ever-improving James Ward-Prowse bent home a brilliant free-kick to hush Old Trafford, but Lukaku had the final say by lashing home to seal a 3-2 win that propels Solskjaer's side back into the top four.

Lukaku cut a relaxed figure on Monday afternoon as he strolled through town in jeans and a khaki bomber jacket. Their last win was actually that excellent 4-0 success at home to Chelsea towards the end of January but it's a victory they have been unable to build on.

"We know it's going to be hard", the caretaker manager, who was also missing defensive trio Phil Jones, Matteo Darmian and Antonio Valencia at the weekend, told reporters.

United now sit in the fourth position in the top-flight standings after Arsenal's draw with Tottenham Hotspur, while Southampton remain two points above the relegation zone.

Solskjaer's replies were by virtue of his performances, as he went on to collect 26 points from his first ten games in charge, the highest-ever by any Premier League manager.

United still had one more goal up their sleeve though - a strike in the 88th minute by Lukaku that gave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men their 17th win of the season.

When I received the ball, I saw Luke [Shaw] coming on my left and I was going to give him the ball but it was so nicely on my right foot, I thought I would shoot.

"First five minutes we had a bit of luck that we didn't go back but afterwards we showed that we can also play with the ball and come out of the pressure and press them early", the Southampton boss said. I just want to do all I can on the pitch.

The midfielder will be backed up by Fred, who will be a beneficiary of United's current injury crisis as the first of two changes from the team which beat Southampton. "I've been through that myself a few times!"

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