Lindelof hails Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's brave tactic

Man Utd star says they 'need to be brave'.

Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof has admitted that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer instructed his players to play out from the back in their triumph over Manchester City on Saturday.

Goals from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial gave United a 2-0 lead in the first half of the Manchester derby before Nicolas Otamendi scored late on to make it 2-1.

Following the victory at the Etihad, Lindelof was asked if Solskjaer told his United stars to play from the back, and he replied: "Yeah. Obviously we want to play from the back and we tried it a few times today, with some various results.

"We need to be brave and try to play and that starts from the back with me, David (De Gea) and Harry (Maguire).

"So I'm just trying to do myself from the back and try to build it up from the back and give the ball to the front players because those are the ones that should have the ball and those are the ones that can create chances for us."

The Swede continued: "I think as a unit today we defended very, very well all over the pitch so I want to say well done to all my teammates.

"You have to stay focused throughout the game and that's what we did today. Obviously we wanted to get a clean sheet but we take the three points."

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