Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is convinced Manchester United remain on the right track despite needing to battle for a point against Everton on Sunday.
Substitute Mason Greenwood struck a 77th-minute equaliser as United claimed a 1-1 draw against Duncan Ferguson’s rejuvenated Toffees at Old Trafford.
The result left United sixth in the Premier League, a place below where they began the weekend, as Solskjaer reaches the first anniversary of his appointment as manager this coming week.
With 25, United are one point worse off than they were when Solskjaer succeeded Jose Mourinho on December 19 last year – but only four points off the top four as opposed to 13 when the Portuguese left.
“I’ve really enjoyed it; I think we’re on the right track. One 10-minute spell here was poor, just before they scored, but I’m not going to change my mind from before the weekend.
“I’m looking forward to going into work again because these boys want to improve and learn. You always want wins, and you want the momentum to carry on, but we’ve had three wins since the Aston Villa draw.
“We’ve taken a few steps forward and this is not a big step backwards, it’s more of a stand-still, not improving. We are, as a team and a group, going forward,” Ole Gunnar said.
United needed to come from behind because Everton, after last week’s victory over Chelsea, again showed a level of commitment that was absent in the final days of Marco Silva’s reign. Former Toffees striker Ferguson has revitalized the team as caretaker manager, setting the tone with an impassioned performance on the touchline.