Solsksjer reveals the secret of his winning tactics against Tottenham

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised his Manchester United players for responding to his tactical change that helped United to an emphatic win over Tottenham on Saturday evening.

The Norwegian rolled out the dice with a new tactical approach that saw the team line up in three-man defence.

Impressively, the players responded well to the change and were hardly troubled by a out-of-sorts Spurs side void of attacking energy.

Solskjaer claimed that his players solidity were the main reason behind the success of the tactics.

“There’s many things behind the tactics we used today,” said Solskjaer.

“But one of course is solidity. We managed to get Raphael smack bang in the middle of the back four because we needed a clean sheet. We needed to control the game with the ball and we did.

“We got Edinson and Cristiano playing together as a front two, we got the width from the wing backs, so today we felt that worked and what’s going to work.

“Of course, when you change to a back three and don’t get a result you’re going to be scrutinised. But we felt it worked, the coaches have done a very, very good job to put that in place.”