Ole Gunnar Solskjær has denied Manchester United’s poor home record is a mental issue despite the team winning all their away matches.
United’s 3-2 victory at Sheffield United on Thursday was a sixth successive Premier League away win. Yet they have won only once at home, against West Brom, losing three times and drawing twice there.
Solskjær said: “I don’t think it’s a mental issue. It can’t be because there are no fans [home or away]. We should be more used to the pitch as well as the surroundings [at home] and environment. Sometimes it’s down to fine margins, who gets the first goal, how the opposition set up.”
United have conceded the first goal in each league away match. At Old Trafford they have lost 3-1 to Crystal Palace, 6-1 to Tottenham, and 1-0 to Arsenal, drawing 0-0 with Chelsea and Manchester City.
The manager hinted the expansive style of Leeds, who visit on Sunday, will suit United. “We’ll play a team who will make it a hard game for us but also maybe an open game,” he said.