Solskjaer hails Man Utd 'team spirit' for victory at Newcastle

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was delighted with their 4-1 win at Newcastle United.

United were locked at 1-1 with the Magpies for over an hour, after Harry Maguire's header cancelled out Luke Shaw's own goal, but Bruno Fernandes - who had his 11th penalty for the club saved by Karl Darlow following 10 successful spot-kicks - eventually found the net from open play in the 86th minute.

Then the floodgates opened as Aaron Wan-Bissaka, with his first-ever goal in senior football - and Marcus Rashford followed up with emphatic finishes of their own to secure a comprehensive 4-1 away win at St. James' Park.

Solskjaer said, "We have so many games coming up and you pick a team that you think is going to get a result in that game. You look at the opposition and you look at yourself and what is the best balance and I thought we found the right one today. There were some very good performances from the ones who came in since last time and the ones who came off the bench did really well. The ones who stayed on the bench as well - they were our supporters tonight so there was a great attitude and team spirit.

"The more chances we created and the more pressure we were building, I felt it [the second goal] would come. It was just about looking for the extra pass maybe, and not the finish too early. Don't panic, don't rush it. We spoke about this at half-time and five minutes before time, that's plenty of time [to score it]."