GRANADA – Manchester United manager, the Norwegian Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, He was “delighted” with the 2-0 victory achieved this Thursday by his team against Granada in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Europa League played at the Nuevo Los Cármenes Stadium.
“It looked like the match was going to end 1-0, but we are delighted to have a two goal lead, it is vital to score two goals away from home. I am delighted with the final result,” Solskjaer said at the post-match press conference.
The coach noted that Marcus Rashford scored “a fantastic goal” in the 1-0 action, as he “had a lot of skill” to score and it came out “great”.
“It was a goal of exceptional quality,” added Solskjaer about the goal of a Rashford who “has not fully recovered from the injury” although he is confident that “it has not been complicated” either, so he believes that he will be “available for the next matches “.
“He is a player that we have to protect because he is vital, but it was very important that he played and he did well,” he added about his forward.
Regarding the 2-0 action, Solskjaer acknowledged that he did not see the play but that “it seems that they touched him in the face and then it is a clear penalty”, adding that his players told him that it was “very clear”.
Regarding the figure of the Portuguese Bruno Fernandes, he pointed out that “he is the one who leads the team forward and always wants to do it very well” adding that he always demands a lot and that “demanding more is always good”.