Ole Solskjaer has admitted that his side are far better in Penalty shoot-out than proper game play.
Man United won League one side, Rochdale in penalty shoot-outs yesterday to move to the next stage in the Carabao cup after a 1-1 tie.
The Red Devils netted all their penalty kicks with Juan Matta, Andreas Pereira, Greenwood and Daniel James getting on the score sheet.
Manchester United manager shared after the match that he’s recent curvy trainings on his boys were really impacting greatly as they triumphed greatly in the shoot-outs.
The Norwegian’s boys had beat AC Milan on penalties during the pre-season on the International Champions Cup.
“We go 1-0 up in many games and again we go 1-0 up and you think ‘go on then’,” Solskjaer said.
“It’s the key now and it’s a learning curve for these boys. We need to go for the second.
“At this club you don’t just sit back and hope that’s enough. If you settle for good enough that’s not what we want.
“We handled it really well. I’m very pleased with the confidence. You know we’re better in penalty shoot-outs than in proper games.”
New kid Greenwood opened the scoreline of the game at the 68th minute but Luke Matheson’s late strike got Rochdale back into the game.
“He’s got two great feet,” Solskjaer says as he heaps mountain of praise on the youngster. “It must be a nightmare for defenders with him one-on-one in the box. He can go both ways which for me is fantastic,” he said.
“You can just see that he’s got quality. He will get his share of games. He’s young and we have to allow him to grow.”
Manchester United will face their long time rivals on the next stage of the Carabao cup as Chelsea also came out victorious after a 7-1 thrash on Grimsby Town.