Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hails Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes as exceptional and important after they wrapped up a 2-0 Victory.

Manchester United

The Red Devils enter the Europa League quarter-final second leg with a 2-0 away advantage over Granada. Rashford puts United on the lead in the first half with a well-controlled Victor Lindelof’s long ball. Fernandes added the second in the second half from the penalty spot finish to ensure the victory.

Solskjaer has hailed the two-goal scorers as crucial to his side as they leap one foot to the Europa League semis.

“Rashford and Bruno Fernandes have been exceptional and are so important for us,” Solskjaer said.

“The first goal is a very good run and fantastic finish by Rashford. Bruno’s so comfortable from the penalty spot, even though the goalkeeper nearly saved it,” Solskjaer explains.

Also, the Norwegian coach insists that his side is still a young team and therefore should persistently continue developing.

He claims, “We want to win every game. We’re still a young team, and an improving team. We have to develop all the time.”

He continued, “We always try to go forward and create chances. We feel good (about the second leg) at Old Trafford.”

However, Solskjaer admits it was not a perfect night all the same after his side was booked thrice. Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, and Scott McTominay entered the Referee’s book. Therefore, all are set to miss next Thursday’s second leg duel at Old Trafford.

“It’s not a perfect night. We’ve got three suspensions for the next game but 2-0 is a very good result,” Solskjaer said.

“We know it’s very difficult to get a result like this in Spain. I’m very happy,” he added.

Meanwhile, Rashford has become the fourth player from an English club to reach 20 goals in all competitions this season. Others are Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur, and fellow United midfielder Bruno Fernandes.