Solskjaer provides injury update on McTominay and Maguire after Europa League win

  • Solskjaer provides injury update on McTominay and Maguire after Europa League win

Solskjaer provides injury update on McTominay and Maguire after Europa League win

It drew a smile and a clap from Solskjaer on the bench, but not much more.

"The reason we put the three of them together is that we know they are a unsafe trio, with players behind them who can provide chances", he said.

Mason Greenwood opened the scoring for Manchester United early in the first half before Anthony Martial doubled their lead.

"We needed a win but we needed a performance in which the boys wanted to go forward and score more than one goal", he told BT Sports.

"This is a little bit of a template on how we want to play, definitely."
Juan Mata is recalled in the Man Utd attack with Andreas Pereira dropping out while Anthony Martial keeps his place in the front three. He's tough, but he had to come off. We should have buried it in the first 10 minutes really.

"I think Harry will be OK", Solskjaer said.

Rashford, at the centre of most of the good things United did, got the goal he deserved shortly after half-time to make it 3-0.

"Mason - great composure, keeper goes early so he just changes his mind so very happy with that one". After all, their last home win in the Europa League was followed up with a dire defeat at West Ham.

United are next in action on Sunday as they take on Brighton at Old Trafford [2pm KO]. Third-placed Partizan have four points and Astana none.

While Marcus Rashford needed multiple chances to net his effort, Greenwood only needed one to convert and it hardly surprised fans either who nearly immediately anticipated the ball would end up in the net. There are, at least, signs of life.

"It didn't look too good", Solskjaer said. Yes, it was the Europa League and yes, it was Partizan Belgrade, the fourth-best team in the Serbian SuperLiga this season, but every good run has to start somewhere.