Manchester United handed their former boss Jose Mourinho his first Tottenham Hotspur defeat last week and dented the Premier League title charge of Pep Guardiola's faltering Manchester City Saturday
Manchester United's recent wins over Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur, despite missing several injured players, are signs that the team are moving in the right direction, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Wednesday.
With club record signing Paul Pogba among those sidelined, United handed their former boss Jose Mourinho his first Spurs defeat last week and dented the Premier League title charge of Pep Guardiola's faltering City Saturday.
United's form has been patchy this season but, after climbing to fifth in the league and moving within five points of fourth-placed Chelsea after a five-game unbeaten run, Solskjaer backed his team to improve further.
Midfielder Jesse Lingard will miss the Alkmaar game in the Uefa Europa League after sustaining a knock against City but Marcos Rojo, Diogo Dalot and Nemanja Matic are in line to return.
United must avoid defeat by the Dutch side to top Group L.
Solskjaer added that he was hopeful Frenchman Pogba will recover from his ankle injury before the end of the year.