Solskjaer does not believe Manchester United will sign players in January

Luke Shaw enjoys some freedom to bomb up the wing

Luke Shaw enjoys some freedom to bomb up the wing Credit Man Utd via Getty Images

"I think we are back to ourselves and it's good to see the players enjoy (it) and winning games, which is the most important thing".

Solskjaer added that, because of his interim status, he would have only a limited say in United's January transfer activity.

"The structure here is phenomenal, I'm sure they've got their targets".

"I think he will be okay, he was exhausted". Instead, Reading did not convert any of the chances and half-chances they had in this match.

On Saturday they meet again in the FA Cup, but on opposing sides as O'Shea - now with Reading - returns to Old Trafford for their third round tie.

Solskjaer has done a wonderful job with the cards at hand, and it will be a real test for the Norwegian when we play Tottenham in a couple of weeks.

Ferguson won 38 trophies before retiring in 2013 but his United team were also renowned for their positive football, which many fans felt went missing in the final year of Mourinho's reign. Yes, if he had caught his slightly differently it could have caused Paul Pogba serious injury, but it didn't.

A club statement explained: 'Paul Pogba has not completely recovered from the knock he sustained against Newcastle and stayed back for treatment.

Alexis Sanchez came off the bench against the Magpies but the Chilean should get his first start under Solskjaer's regime while academy graduate Mason Greenwood is also expected to start in place of Marcus Rashford upfront.

Marouane Fellaini was another introduced and should have turned home an Ashley Young cross before Romero denied the lively Aluko in a stretched second half devoid of real quality. The Royals had their chances and if it was a better opposition in front of the Devils, there would probably be much more trouble for them. The Belgian has taken a lot of criticism this season and in the eyes of many it was no coincidence that United impressive recent results coincided with him not starting games, but he now has three goals in three games.

United rely heavily on their full-backs to provide width while the players ahead of them cut inside but this can backfire if they're left isolated.

"Lukaku and Sanchez will start".

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