Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praises his players after they showed exceptional qualities to cruise past Granada 2-0 in the Europa League.

Manchester United


The Red Devils ease past the Spanish side to book a spot in the Europa League Semi-finals against AS Roma.

United had three players suspended but, Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani combined to fire the Red Devils in the sixth minute. Solskjer has praised his side, charge them to go for the trophy.

“Granada do give you a game. It’s a physical game, they throw people forward. You have to defend in these kind of games,” Solskjaer said.

“2-0, clean sheet, some good individual performances. We’re full of confidence going into Sunday [against Burnley],” he claims.

Solskjaer explained why he subtituded Paul Pogba at half-time, says that the midfielder sometimes wants a win so much.

“Sometimes, Paul wants to win so much… he went into a couple of tackles after his yellow card but I thought I don’t want to risk that [him being sent off] even though he played so well. We missed three today [through suspension]. The season has been hard enough as it is.”

The United manager also talked about his sides semifinal opponent and what he expects. He warns his side to watch Edin Dzeko.

“I’ve not seen too much of them. I knew they played two good games against Roma. They defend well, as Italian teams always do. We all know Edin Dzeko so every ball into the box is a dangerous one.

“We are looking forward to it. We’re in the semis. It feels like a proper European tie because Roma is a club with lots of history. We’ve done well against Italian sides before.

“We’re going into it hoping to get to the final. If we can finish the season with a trophy that’d be great,” Solskjaer said.