Manchester United 2-0 Reading: Five Things We Learned

Romelu Lukaku of Man Utd scores their 4th goal past Nathan Ake of Bournemouth

Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he believes his side can win "every single game". There will be loads of things we need to look at.

"How was Alexis? Hopefully OK", he said. "When I came in they were open and honest".

Solskjaer's men continued to struggle after the break and Callum Harriott tested Romero before Sone Aluko went close for the visitors.

The 2-0 victory against Reading secured Solskjaer's place in the United history books, yet it was their most unconvincing display to date.

"He really wants me to face the goal because he knows that I am at my most unsafe when I do that, when I'm moving off the shoulder of the defender but also trying to stay on the move all the time", Lukaku said.

Spurs are one of the contenders for the Premier League crown this season, but we seem to have a swagger on the pitch now.

There was a time when Manchester United would have been fuming to lose to Liverpool not just because of their rivalry with their fellow north west team but because they were the better team and expected to win.

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Keen to play down a relatively kind fixture list at the beginning of his appointment, Solskjaer took time to highlight the difficulty in picking up points against any team in the top tier of English football.

"I hope it's not going to be too bad", he said.

At Old Trafford the system was in use as it prepares for its introduction into the Premier League next season and VAR was called into question 20 minutes into the match.

West Ham's Samir Nasri, the former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder playing 60 minutes on his debut for the east London side, having joined after completing a doping ban. Ole said, "You know we're about winning trophies, of course, and the FA Cup final is such a fantastic final to play in".

Paul Pogba has remained in Manchester to receive treatment on a knock while the rest of the United squad flew to Dubai for a training camp. From the first day when I came back in, he did a total analysis of my game.

"So, we should I think have more than double than Man United". We're not happy talking about fifth, sixth or fourth in a year or two.

- United have lost just one of their last 52 FA Cup games against teams from a lower division (W44 D7), suffering defeat to Leeds United in January 2010.

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