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Manchester United tactics Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been drilling in training

Manchester Evening News logo Manchester Evening News 14/07/2019 15:32:42 Dominic Booth
a man looking at the camera: PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 11: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of Manchester United in action during a first team training session as part of their pre-season tour of Australia, Singapore and China at the WACA on July 11, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by John Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images) © 2019 Manchester United FCPERTH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 11: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of Manchester United in action during a first team training session as part of their pre-season tour of Australia, Singapore and China at the WACA on July 11, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by John Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Manchester United's players have been working on implementing a pressing game, which paid dividends in their 2-0 pre-season win over Perth Glory according to Angel Gomes.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had promised, as early as April during last season, that United would be faced with a rigorous pre-season training programme and an emphasis on fitness. He wants United to play a high-energy style of football and claimed his players had "hit a brick wall" during a harrowing run of just two wins in 12 games towards the end of last season.

And Gomes, who played the second half of the game against Perth at the Optus Stadium, believes Solskjaer's demands are beginning to be met on the pitch and on the training field.

"Everything that you saw in the game is what we've been practising," he told MUTV.

"We've been working hard, trying to get the front-foot press and trying to create and score as many goals as possible.

"We've got very quick, direct and pacy players and we tried to press, stay high, get everyone locked up. We did that so we would create more chances, win the ball up higher and try to dominate the game."

Gomes also gave his verdict on new boy Daniel James, who impressed with his pace in a solid 45-minute non-competitive debut.

"As you've seen, he's got a lot of pace but he's also smart - he knows when to go one v one," added Gomes. "He's a very good lad, he gets on well with the boys and we're happy he's here."

Solskjaer will hope Wednesday's game against Leeds United - also at the Optus Stadium - will see United continue to develop the pressing and high-energy football.

United then face Inter Milan in Singapore, Tottenham in Shanghai before returning to Europe for games in Oslo and Cardiff against Kristiansund and AC Milan respectively.

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