Manchester United’s players have learned under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer not to dwell too much on anything.

That includes losses in his first season as manager, cup semi-final defeats, or even the odd heavy loss like at home to Spurs. United’s players always bounce back.

It is part of a mental resilience which has helped United bounce back mid-game so many times under Solskjaer.

Everything seemed to be going against United at half-time against Spurs on Sunday, with a ridiculous overturned goal denying us the lead, before Tottenham went ahead.

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The players rallied, and went onto outplay Tottenham in the second half and win 3-1.

So how did United’s players respond? Instead of dwelling on the win, they are looking ahead to the next challenge.


Both Bruno Fernandes and Edinson Cavani sent messages looking forward to the next hurdles United will have to leap over.

Cavani scored his eighth goal of the season in the win, throwing himself at Mason Greenwood’s cross to score a terrific diving header.

It showed he was up for the fight, which had been questioned going into the game, amid the standoff over his contract.

Next up is the Europa League second leg against Granada, and a Premier League game at home to Burnley next weekend.

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