Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United players have been 'more proactive' during pre-season team meetings.
United won their two friendlies in Australia against Perth Glory and Leeds United earlier this month and face Inter Milan in Singapore tonight before they end their tour of Australia and Asia against Tottenham in Shanghai on Thursday.
Solskjaer has overseen a more intense training camp ahead of the new season as United attempt to improve on their trophyless 2018-19. Midfielder Nemanja Matic made the startling claim following the 4-0 thrashing at Everton United 'lacked leaders' and Solskjaer said last week he needed a player akin to club great and former captain Bryan Robson.
But the optimistic Solskjaer has noticed players are chipping in more during sit downs after training sessions.
"So far we've had loads of positive and encouraging moments," Solskjaer said of pre-season. "Games are a part of it, it's stepping stones, tomorrow night will be another - a little bit harder opposition - and we've all got through it more or less so far.
"Luke [Shaw]’s missed a couple of days, Anthony [Martial] one day and Romelu [Lukaku] is the one who has missed them all. But it’s been good, very encouraging, working on a few things, but we’ve started well.
"I'm looking to get all the players back to the form we had when I first came in, when we went on a run of 12, 14 games without losing, so it's not about just Paul Pogba getting back to that form, it's every one of us, Nemanja [Matic], Anthony, Marcus [Rashford] all of us.
"And us as a team together and if the focus is right, everyone has been spot on this season and when they're out on the pitch you can't fault anyone.
"When we've got meetings they’re more proactive in meetings so I’m very encouraged."
Matic, sat beside Solskjaer at the pre-match press conference at the National Stadium on Friday, said of last season: "It was not a good season for all of us, our target in the end was to play Champions League but we didn't make it, so we know this season we have to do better, we have to do more.
"Because when you play for Man United you have to fight for trophies and we know that very well. So we expect this season to do better, every one of us and I'm sure that we'll be ready for every challenge.
"Last season I had some problems with injuries but I was not happy with my form, we finished sixth and I was not happy but this season I start with the team and we will see. At the moment I feel great and will continue to train hard to help the team."