MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer described Manchester United’s 5-1 win when thrashing Leeds as ‘the greatest feeling in the world’ in front of about 73,000 spectators at Old Trafford last night.
Bruno Fernandes blasted a hat -trick and Paul Pogba produced four assists as United started the Premier League season with the best pace.
In front of the largest crowd in the United Kingdom since March 2020, United created a good rhythm with their two midfielders sparking hopes of challenging for the league title for the first time since Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.
“This atmosphere gives you extra edge and energy,” Solskjaer said.
“When you go through the end of the match and score four goals like we did in the second half, it’s the greatest feeling in the world.”
Solskjaer’s side finished second behind Manchester City last season with any hopes of challenging for the title failing to do so following poor performances at Old Trafford without spectators.
The Theater of Dreams changed the atmosphere with the noise of a full stadium that gave a similar change on the pitch for United.
“The last 18 months have been weird – just communication through the media and watching matches on TV,” Solskjaer said.
“You have no feeling it’s connected. To get back together with the fans again. This is Man United. This is the real Man United.”