Angry Solskjaer snaps at reporter and says "don’t disrespect" Man Utd players

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An angry Ole Gunnar Solskjaer snapped at a reporter after he was questioned about the work-rate of his Manchester United stars.

Cristiano Ronaldo secured the Red Devils a dramatic later winner as Solskjaer's side finished 3-2 winners.

The Norwegian was under huge pressure after his side's dismal 4-2 loss to Leicester on Saturday.

Questions were raised in that game about the work-rate of his stars, who failed to press the Foxes with any intensity.

After Wednesday's Old Trafford win, a BT reporter asked Solskjaer if the win proved his players were running for him.

But the ex-United striker was having none of it, and quickly took issue with the question.

Solskjaer said: "Don’t disrespect the players, they played for Manchester United and they are the luckiest men in the world because they’re the ones who get to play for Man United and millions of boys and girls would love to do that."

He added: "Rashford will be very important for us and it was instinctive finish from Maguire and when we didn’t expect him to score that one."

"If anyone wants to criticise Ronaldo for attitude and work rate just watch the game today.

"I said make sure we get the next goal and as long as we did not concede the next goal I knew we’d win the game."

He also took the time to hail the fans for their support on a magical night at Old Trafford.

Rashford began the comeback with an excellent finish before Harry Maguire made it 2-2, paving the way for Ronaldo to raise the roof with his late header.

Solskjaer continued: "The fans have kept everyone going and gave the players the belief.

"The singing corner are the best in the world and theres some time where you are down as a supporter."

"I thought we played well first half but two chances two goals and that has to stop.

"We’ve got a habit of doing this at this club but first half we played well but they never stopped believing and kept going."

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