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VIDEO SHOWS: MANCHESTER UNITED NEWS CONFERENCE WITH MANAGER OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER, MANCHESTER UNITED TRAINING
SHOWS: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (NOVEMBER 23, 2020) (UEFA - NO RESALES. NO COMMERCIAL USE. MUST ON-SCREEN COURTESY "©UEFA 2020)
OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER: We started well with two wins. Disappointed losing the last game against Istanbul. We need at least 10 points to go through, definitely. So maybe even likely that you have to have 12 points. So we're going to go into this game trying to win it, of course. And then try to win it well with a good performance, because we've got games coming thick and fast.
So get to 10 points was always the main-- as quickly as you can-- the main point, but that defeat was a big blow last time.
Well, you know that when you go away to the Turkish champion, you know that's going to be a difficult game anyway. We have experienced that at Man United a few times before. So nothing unexpected there, but the level of concentration needs to be better.
We know that the two goals we conceded on bad breakaways and counterattacks, and one or two other moments as well there, we caused our own problems with our organization when we had the ball. So we need to be more patient in our approach-- not patient in our approach, but more disciplined in our positioning.
Because any little lack of concentration, and they're off and running. And the first goal obviously was the worst goal to concede. The second goal as well was a counterattack, so-- and then we've looked at the game and looked at other ways that we should break them down, of course.
We hope he's going to be available. He trained this morning. See if there's any reaction when we report tomorrow. Still, Luke Shaw is out, Phil Jones is out. Jesse is still self-isolating after being in contact with a positive case. And there's one or two little, little things that we need to look at in the morning. But hopefully, everyone else is available.
I've been very happy with the competition that Dean has provided for David and the response from David. Dean has done-- he's not really put a foot wrong. And he's developing, and he's maturing along the way, which I'm very, very happy with.
I'm not going to give you the team now. So if it's Dean or David I'm not going to say, but I'm very pleased with both, the reaction of both players I have to say.
He's come back in. He is training really well. He's maturing. He's had some games. He's training with, for me, one of the best goalkeepers in the world. He's got potential to be one of the best goalkeepers in the world. It's a great competition between them.
So I don't buy that argument that it's a make or break for him, so-- and it's not up to me to keep everyone happy, you know? I've said that a few times. The performances will always be the deciding factor if you play or not.
I think every position that you play for Man United, it's your duty or your responsibility to make me and the coaches happy. So then, there's a bigger chance you can play next time.