OLLIE’S DEN FOR AT LIONS
“This season we played really well against Man City. We won and it was fair and this is the same.
“We played really well and are very happy for the victory.
“We want to finish as high up as possible and the best way is to keep focusing in each game and have commitment. We have to win as many games as we can.”
Monreal is battling to establish himself as the first choice left-back ahead of Kieran Gibbs – and boosted his chances with the opening goal at Old Trafford.
He said: “This season I have played more games than last season but I think last season, when I didn’t play enough, I didn’t play really well.
“This season, the boss has shown more confidence in me and I am always very happy that I can help the team.
“I prefer to play at left-back but you never know – at the beginning of the season we only had two centre-backs.
“It was a new experience but always the most important thing is to play.” IAN HOLLOWAY has been axed by struggling Millwall asfter their latest defeat left them eight points from safety in the Championship.
The 51-year-old (right) had spent little more than a year as manager at The Den.
Neil Harris has agreed to take charge of the first team until the end of the season as the club begins its search for a permanent replacement.
John Berylson, the Lions chairman, said: “This was a hard decision to take because we very much hoped that Ollie would prove to be the man to take us forward and on to the next level.
“I would like to thank him for his efforts, and in particular for keeping us in the division last May.
“This season, though, has proved to be an extremely challenging one and we now find ourselves facing another uphill battle to avoid relegation.
“Ian Holloway remains a fine manager and it was his impressive track record which led us to appoint him some 14 months ago.
“However, our view is that the decision to part company at this stage is in the best interests of the football club going forward.”
Holloway took charge of his seventh club when appointed as Steve Lomas’ permanent successor in January 2014 and steered Millwall to safety as they went undefeated in their last eight matches.
But the Lions have struggled this season and a crushing 4-1 defeat to Norwich at the weekend was their fourth in a row.
Millwall have won only three league games at home this season.