Suara.com – Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains confident in his team’s chances even though three players are suspended from playing for the 2020/2021 Europa League quarter-final second leg against Granada at Old Trafford, Friday (16/4/2021) next week.
Manchester United brought home a 2-0 victory from Granada headquarters in the first leg match held earlier in the morning, although Harry Maguire, Scott McTominay and Luke Shaw both received third yellow cards in the 2020/2021 Europa League.
That way, the three players must miss the next match.
“It’s not a perfect night. We got three suspensions for the next game, but a 2-0 win is a good result,” Solskjaer told television. BT Sport.
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“We know it is difficult to achieve good results like this in Spain. I am very happy with this result,” added the Norwegian coach.
Even without Maguire, McTominay and Shaw at Old Trafford, Solskjaer believes his team is still developing and he admits he is confident in the Red Devils’ chances in the second leg.
“We want to win all the matches. This is a team of young players who are constantly developing. We will try to keep attacking and creating opportunities. We are quite confident in the opportunities at Old Trafford,” boasted Solskjaer.
The 48-year-old coach also praised the contribution of Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes who scored the winning double over Granada in the first leg.
“Rashford and Bruno continue their important role for this team. The first goal (from Rashford) resulted from a fantastic finish, and Bruno’s second goal remained comfortable from the spot even though the opposing goalkeeper almost saved the penalty execution,” concluded Solskjaer.
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