Solskjaer delighted by attacking quality on display in Europa League win

8 November 2019

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was delighted by Manchester United’s display of attacking quality and cutting edge as early progress was sealed to the Europa League knockout phase.

Partizan Belgrade proved tricky opposition in Serbia a fortnight ago, but United made light work of them on Thursday evening to reach the last 32 with two Group L games to spare.

United’s improved attack was key to the 3-0 victory at Old Trafford.

Anthony Martial celebrated with Harry Maguire after scoring his side’s second goal (Martin Rickett/PA)

Having mustered just one shot on target across their previous two Europa League matches, they had seven against Partizan.

Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford all scored classy goals as Solskjaer’s men showed attacking bite.

“Very happy,” Solskjaer said. “That was the reason we played the three of them as well. We felt if we played a strong team and created chances, we needed players out there to take them.

“I am very pleased with all those finishes. All three goals were high class. Of course we should have had quite a few more as well, but the first one settles us down I think.

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