Ole thrilled with performances of United trio

Thursday 08 April 2021 23:49

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his side's approach will not change for the second leg of our Europa League quarter-final.

The Reds go into the game in a strong position after winning 2-0 away at Granada on Thursday night, thanks to a first-half Marcus Rashford strike and a Bruno Fernandes penalty in the dying embers.

The match also saw three players ruled out of the home tie at Old Trafford through suspension, as Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay all picked up yellow cards.

Here are the main comments from Ole's post-match interviews with MUTV and BT Sport...

Ole praises Lindelof after win in Granada Video

Ole praises Lindelof after win in Granada

Hear the boss's verdict on our vital first-leg win in Spain, and his praise for one Red in particular...


“It’s not a prefect night, of course we get three yellow cards and three suspensions for the next game, but a 2-0 result is a very good result. Of course we know how difficult it is coming to Spain to get these kinds of results, we have to play well to get them and [I’m] very happy with the result.”


“They’ve been exceptional, they have been so good for us and they’re so important for us. The first goal, very good run by Rashford and he takes the ball fantastically and a fantastic finish, and Bruno, I know he’s so confident on penalties. Even though the goalkeeper almost saved it, it was enough to give us a good lead.”


“The same as we always do. We want to win every game of football, because this is still a young team, it’s a learning team. We have to improve over time, we know in football it catches you so quickly if you rest and we cannot have any other approach than go forward and try to create chances and score goals, Especially at home, Old Trafford, we feel good at home of course.”


“Victor [Lindelof]. He kept us glued together. He was good on the ball, took command, and what a pass for the first goal!”


“Hopefully they'll [all] be okay. Of course, Marcus, as we spoke about, his foot is a bit sore, so we didn't want to aggravate that too much. Apart from that, Paul [Pogba] had a little niggle but he should be okay.”


“It's a foundation to build a performance from. Today we didn't hit the levels we normally do with the ball: passing and the combination play. We didn't really hit the standard that we're used to but we did enough to get a good result to take back.”