Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Ole delighted to put smiles on the fans' faces

Saturday 11 September 2021 18:00

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has responded to a magnificent team performance in the 4-1 victory over Newcastle United at Old Trafford.

Of course, Cristiano Ronaldo stole the show with the opening two goals but further strikes by Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard embroidered an entertaining display that had the crowd in raptures.

Find out what the boss had to say to club media, Sky Sports, BBC Sport and the press afterwards...

90 in 20: United 4 Newcastle 1 Video

90 in 20: United 4 Newcastle 1

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RUTHLESS RONNY

"Cristiano senses the big moments and is ruthless. He is clinical. He has lifted the team and everyone around us. It's just perfect for him, you see what he's about, sensing the moment and smelling the danger but he's also evolved into a proper team player. He has developed into a fantastic goalscorer. He played a very good game, dropped in and linked the play well."

DID YOU CONSIDER NOT STARTING CRISTIANO?

"No. Of course not. This is what Cristiano is about. This was a day for everyone to enjoy."

SMILES ON FACES

"When you win a game you enjoy it. When you see fans being happy, you really enjoy it. There were loads of expectations today. They all delivered."

REACTION TO BEING PEGGED BACK

"When it gets back to one each, you never know how it is going to go. But I thought we settled well. We played the ball and, when Luke [Shaw] put on the afterburners! When he really went for it there and Cristiano is so good at timing his runs. It was a fantastic goal by Bruno. You know Bruno and his quality from those areas. I am very, very happy."

Report: United 4 Newcastle 1

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A day to remember at Old Trafford as Cristiano Ronaldo inspires the Reds to victory.

STRENGTH IN DEPTH

"I've got say well done to the club and everyone for bringing in players to challenge. We're bringing competitors but they're good people and we have got a good and strong squad."

ON TO SWITZERLAND

"This is what it's about being at Manchester United [preparing for the flight out on Monday to face Young Boys in the Champions League the following day]. Every three or four days, you play a game that matters, with a crowd and supporters who believe."

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