Ole shakes David De Gea's hand.

Ole full of praise after convincing victory

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was enthusiastic about his Manchester United side's performance after goals by Bruno Fernandes, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood completed a 3-0 success against Watford at Old Trafford.

Speaking to MUTV, BBC Sport and at his post-match press conference, the boss was clearly happy to move up to fifth spot in the Premier League and close the gap on fourth-placed Chelsea to three points.

Ole: It's been a good weekVideo

REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL

“It was a very good win. That's two good wins and two clean sheets [in the league since the winter break], plus some goals to celebrate. I thought, in the first half, we started by gifting them some good opportunities but, gradually, we created more and more chances.

“It's been a very good week, overall. We also got an away goal and score-draw in Europe so I'm very pleased with everyone after the good break we had. That was an important week in Marbella; building team spirit, camaraderie and some understanding between players. It's working. Now we want to kick on.”

BRILLIANT BRUNO

“He’s a footballer. He loves playing football, he wants the ball, he’s got the personality and character to demand it all the time, wanting to take the penalty. He takes it the way he does it to show he is a Man United character – not just a very, very good footballer.”

MARTIAL MASTERCLASS NO SURPRISE

“He’s so skilful, is Anthony. I thought he’d ran offside, but the timing from Bruno’s pass was perfect and the skill there is just incredible. He does that in training, so you’re not that surprised. I’m delighted with the week Anthony has had. He has his critics - I’m probably the biggest. He scored a great header against Chelsea, did everything to score against Brugge and today was more classic Anthony. But I want more from him.”

Bruno: It’s a dream come trueVideo

ANOTHER GOAL FOR GREENWOOD

“He’s a young kid learning his trade. He is learning to play against men, but he’s always been a goalscorer and he’ll never lose that, because that is in the moment and the most difficult thing in football. But he’s got it. You just know when he’s got chances, he’s going to create half a yard to get a finish and he’s going to hit the target and I’m very pleased with his performance.

JAMES BACK TO HIS BEST

”He’s had a couple of games where he’s not played. He’s had a break now and we want him on the touchline; taking people on, running in behind, mixing up his football and today was Dan, more or less, at his best.

CRUCIAL SPELL UPCOMING

“There are loads of important games to go. Next week, of course, is Everton [after Club Brugge in the Europa League], then you’ve got [Manchester] City, then you’ve got Tottenham, so the next three league games are very important for us.

“So we’ve got to keep our feet on the ground and focus on the games, but then there’s Europe as well. We want to go through, so all eyes on Thursday now.”

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