Herrera has quietly become crucial to Solskjaer’s Manchester United vision

Tuesday, 12 Feb, 2019

The victory propelled United into the Premier League's top four and gave interim manager Solskjaer a eighth victory from nine Premier League matches since he took over from Jose Mourinho as United manager in December.

Just 48 hours after the Champions League draw, Mourinho was sacked and replaced with former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

And Martial says Solskjaer's attack-minded football has helped the club change their fortunes.

"(There's) just a positivity about the place to grind results out when we're not playing well, to play forward, to play with intent and objective", said Jones, who extended his contract until 2023 last week. We're improving, we're still getting better.

Manchester United have since won ten of their 11 matches in all competitions, moving into the top four of the Premier League.

"It makes it more unpredictable for us, this time around we are guessing a bit how they are going to come".

Before that cup tie, Manchester United have the small matter of the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 clash against Ligue 1 holders Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

Verratti is expected to be fit for the trip to Old Trafford after playing 60 minutes against Girondins following a brief spell on the sidelines but Cavani's situation looks more concerning for Tuchel.

The French star is literally running the show given the freedom to express himself in attacking under the Norwegian tactician, notching as many goals and assisting some. Since I've come to this club we've signed players left, right and centre: forwards, defenders, goalkeepers.

"I don't think there is any surprise that Pogba is a key player for Manchester United", he said.

United are boosted by the fact that Neymar and Edinson Cavani are both out of the fixture with injury.

Suddenly, their visit to Old Trafford has taken on a daunting dimension.

Injuries to the likes of Rashford or Martial might not be the end of the world if somehow Alexis Sanchez can finally find the form that made him a world class player before his arrival at United.