The Red Devils narrowly edged a 3-2 win over Brighton on Saturday to pick up their first win of the new Premier League season, needing a Bruno Fernandes penalty deep, deep into stoppage time to do so.
Brighton had the better of the opportunities over the 90 minutes, registering 18 shots on David de Gea’s goal, with Solly March consistently finding himself in acres of space at the far post.
United’s defence was also called in question following their 3-1 loss to Crystal Palace on the opening day of the season, with Victor Lindelof coming under fire for his shaky performance in particular.
However, when asked in his post-match press conference if defence is an area he might yet look to strengthen in the transfer window, Solskjaer said: ‘We’ve got many defenders here and I put Eric [Bailly] on to bolster the defence, following the runs of [Leandro] Trossard and [Neal] Maupay,
‘For me, we’ve got enough good centre-backs here at the moment.’
‘We’re not in our best shape of form, our shape isn’t there, we’re not sharp enough to stop crosses or follow the runs.
‘We’re a little bit behind, that’s more structural mistakes than individual mistakes. I thought Victor [Lindelof] did well today.’