Marcus Rashford: United happy with Partizan win but there's room for improvement

Tanya Simon
November 8, 2019

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has indicated that he wants defender Marcus Roja to stay at the Theatre of Dreams.

Subs: Tosic (6), Stevanovic (5), Ivanovic (n/a).

A wasteful Rashford missed three early chances before 18-year old Greenwood fired the home side ahead in the 22nd minute when he took a through ball in his stride, turned his marker and steered a low shot past goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic.

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.

"We are pleased to have qualified but we really want to finish in top position and we have two more games to do it so we are in a good position".

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised goalscorer Marcus Rashford after he guided Manchester United into the Europa League knockout phase. I was very pleased with the finishes, all three were high class. Anthony - that was probably the skill of the night, that goal.

"He said he was going to be okay out on the pitch and he said "I'll be fine". In fact their fans were more impressive than the players they roared on in temperatures that had the travellers from Belgrade wrapping up. Juan Mata is recalled in the Man Utd attack with Andreas Pereira dropping out while Anthony Martial keeps his place in the front three. It's now about keeping him fit and he's been fit for a long time.

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McTominay came off during the second half of the victory due to an ankle injury, while Maguire was also a worry.

'It might be a possible to rest a few and be ready for a tough week after that game.

'Old Trafford may have been nearly empty by the time the final whistle went but this was a night when the ship was steadied again.

Man Utd's next fixture is scheduled at home against Brighton in the Premier League.

Manchester United haven't lost any of their last 15 games in the Europa League (W11 D4); the longest active unbeaten run of any current team in the competition.

Solskjaer was concerned about a foot injury sustained by Scott McTominay but the United midfielder said after the game that he didn't think it was too serious.

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