Recalled Reds benefit from Watford tie
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave the thumbs up to a trio of Manchester United players given chances to boost their game time against Watford in the Emirates FA Cup win at Old Trafford.
In his press conference after the match, the boss was asked about the contributions made by Brandon Williams, Mason Greenwood and Donny van de Beek in particular.
“I thought Brandon did well. He had a very good game,”said the manager.
“He has not played for a while and he was playing on the right-hand side. We want him to be an attacking full-back and it might be easier for him on the right side. I was very pleased with Brandon. He was one of the positives.”
“We had a front four with Dan (James), Juan (Mata), Jesse (Lingard) and Mason in front of them with the license to chop and change a little bit and find positions,”said the boss.
“Mason is naturally a floaty forward anyway. Sometimes when you are young, to stay up front is a challenge and he wanted to get a touch on the ball. He benefited from this game.”
“I think Donny showed again his qualities,”said Ole.
“He is very clean technically and makes good decisions. What a great little flick to play Juan through in the first half.
“He has that quality to open up tight games so definitely he will benefit from this game as well.”