Ole's post-match press conference in Austria
In his media briefing, Ole praised Odion Ighalo when asked if the Nigerian could be a United player next season...
Ole, it can't have been easy with everything that's been going on for the last 24 to 48 hours but you did make it look easy tonight... "The boys were fantastic. I think they deserve a lot of credit and praise for the way they went about their job and there was loads of quality in our finishing, some fantastic goals and some football we should be proud of." It's possibly still a bit premature but given how well Odion has done, has there been any talk about him staying next season? "Odion's done really well when he's come in and he's enjoying himself. And he will improve and get better. But he has qualities that we saw in him that we needed and we'll still need those qualities for next season so let's see what we do." Ole, what are those qualities? What he is bringing to the squad? That first goal was incredible... "He's a goalscorer and he's a striker. He doesn't worry too much about all that nonsense build-up play - that's a joke, obviously. He knows his job and what his role in the team is. He's very good with his back to goal, we can play up to him. He's a great link player but maybe the best thing about him is his personality. So he's got the whole lot really." Ole, how difficult is it for a striker to execute a goal like that, with the juggle and then the finish? "He had three touches before his fourth was the finish, so obviously all those touches were high quality but he had to make them to create the space for himself. But the strike on the half-volley with great timing, nobody would have saved that one. Anyone would be proud of that finish." UEFA are meeting next Tuesday to decide what to do with their competitions. Ultimately this accomplished performance may count for nothing if the competition is suspended... "Well for us it counts, because we know what we can do and we're still improving. It's not that what matters. For us, it's to just see the improvement in the players, the team, the group together, that was vital enough for this game, if something is decided in the tournament that we don't want. We'll just have to wait for the outcome of the meetings." Ole, there were some United fans singing some songs and trying to support the boys. I don't know if you heard it from where you were but hopefully you enjoyed the songs? "Yeah, it was good, we heard them and we heard the chef as well! So I said on the bench before the game, when we could hear them from outside the stadium, that's fantastic." There's been talk about Paul signing a new contract and staying beyond the summer. Can we maybe expect him to stay for a longer time? "Well Paul's our player and he's got two years, or a year plus an option, of his contract so you can expect Paul to be here, yeah." May I ask how was it mentally for you to keep the players 100 per cent focused on the game with no people in the stadium? "It was easy because these players are very focused, they know what they want, so there was no doubt in my mind that we were going to do well. After the warm-up, Michael and Kieran came to me and said that the boys were really, really good in the warm-up, focused, so I have to praise them. They are very professional." Can you please tell me how it is to be a manager when there's no crowd noise in the stadium? "It makes it easier to get the instructions on the pitch. But of course, it's weird and it's a strange feeling. We're used to playing in front of fans and we're used to the best fans in the world helping the boys so we haven't practised this before. It's a weird one and I hope it doesn't happen too often but I have to praise the boys again. Their mentality was fantastic, unbelievable really to be so focused and to do such a high-quality, professional job."