Solskjaer also revealed United had talked before the game about their need to get back to their best.
“We spoke about it before the game that we need to be back to ourselves,” added the 47-year-old.
“Not more direct but attack quicker, see where there is a chance and we knew it was an away game, even if it was at a neutral venue, we knew the goals were going to count more for us.
“So why not take a risk, go forward, risk some balls in behind?
“We knew they would have a high line and not have the same pace as Marcus and Dan so we targeted those spaces.