Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects more from his players following Manchester United’s narrow 1-0 victory at Leicester.
Marcus Rashford marked his 100th Premier League appearance with an early goal, but the Red Devils were far from their best and perhaps a little fortunate to claim all three points.
The hosts enjoyed the greater share of goalscoring opportunities, and Solskjaer admits his side can defend better despite the clean sheet.
“I’m very pleased with the three points, but we know we can do better,” he told talkSPORT.
“We started the game fantastically. I felt we could’ve controlled it better in the second-half, but Leicester are a good side, they put us under pressure and we defended really well inside our box.
“We could’ve been better as a defensive unit further up the pitch, but we blocked, we sacrificed our bodies, our keeper saved us.”
Solskjaer now has 22 points from a possible 24 as his incredible start to life as interim boss continued at the King Power Stadium.
And it was Rashford and Paul Pogba who combined for the winner once again, with the latter playing a superb lofted ball over the top before the striker slammed it home.
“They are quality players and it was a quality goal,” Solskjaer added.
“The quality of the pass was brilliant and the assured finish is great to see. He never doubted himself and that’s what you want to see as a striker.”
When Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho, the top four appeared to be well out of United’s reach this season, yet they now sit just two points off fourth-place Chelsea.
Solskjaer continued: “It’s not easy, every single game in the Premier League is hard and the players have worked hard for these results.
“The attitude has been spot on. When you’ve got the quality they’ve got and the talent, when they’ve got this attitude, it’s nice to be a coach.”