Solskjaer full of praise for Greenwood following impressive display vs Brighton

Tanya Simon
July 2, 2020

"We did a good game, we played well, the result is good, we don't concede goals again and for us that is really important, our defenders deserve it and David did an unbelievable job today, he had two or three saves at the end that were awesome".

Speaking about the Portuguese, Solskjaer said, "I knew there was a leader there, a victor and we knew we needed that type of player".

"We're too far away to be on the road to something special (this season) because special for this club is not where we are". The Premier League's fifth-placed team are in line to take England's fourth Champions League position as a result of Manchester City's European ban - although City have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Solskjaer started his praise of the teenager by stating "He's played fantastically." before going on further, "He's a special kid and we know that when he gets his face up and looks forward that he's risky, but his hold-up play, general play and link-up play was great".

Paul Scholes took to Instagram on Tuesday night to voice his approval of Manchester United's dominant performance against Brighton. But also, there is the fact that United scored two goals early on that were not coming from really good opportunities.

"He's got a knack of that, he can go inside or outside, he is developing into a fine player".

If they make it, the Red Devils will owe a debt to Fernandes, who has played 13 games, scoring six goals and providing four assists since arriving from Sporting Lisbon. His hold-up play and link-up play was great.

The Portuguese midfielder scored the third from Greenwood's cross following a swift counter-attack.

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We will recover and then focus on the next one.

Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009 and Wayne Rooney in 2010 each memorably finished off moves on the break at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium, and now we have Bruno Fernandes in 2020 on the south coast.

Towards the end Aaron Connolly finally forced David De Gea to use his hands as he produced a good save from Albion's young Irishman.

Paul Pogba and Fernandes have spent 219 minutes on the field together.

"Mason's first goal was brilliant and he played fantastically", Solskjaer told Sky Sports.

"I think everyone here knows that we represent a big team, so we need to give our best and to push forward and to keep trying".

"We are fighting for a place in the Champions League and we know we can achieve this".

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