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Europa League: Bruno Fernandes finished Granada game with one eye – Ole Solskjaer

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said Bruno Fernandes scored his late penalty against Granada with only one eye.

The Red Devils took control of their Europa League quarter-final tie with a 2-0 win in Spain.

Marcus Rashford opened scoring in the first half, before Fernandes extended their advantage late in the game.

Paul Scholes, working as a pundit for BT Sport, claimed United were lucky to be awarded the 90th minute penalty, after Yan Brice was adjudged to have caught Fernandes in the face.

But Solskjaer, speaking after the game, said the clash was serious enough to close up one of Fernandes’ eyes.

“I haven’t seen it [the incident], I’ve just seen his eye when he came off, he got hit.
“Mike Phelan was sat behind me in the dugout and said he took one in the face. His eye is red and to score with one eye open is also a skill,” Solskjaer said. Dailypost

Europa League: Ole Solskjaer adds Anthony Elanga to Man United’s squad to face Granada

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has added forward, Anthony Elanga, to his side’s squad to face Granada in the Europa League quarter-final, first-leg tie in Spain on Thursday night.

Man United disclosed this in a statement on the club’s official website on Tuesday.
The Red Devils head to the game following a 2-1 win over Brighton in the Premier League on Sunday.

The statement read, “The Reds are due to fly to Spain on Wednesday for the quarter-final first leg, and Elanga is the latest youngster in contention for a place as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to show his faith in youth.

“Clubs are allowed to add homegrown players to their B list for the competition if they meet certain criteria.

“The reigning Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year is fit again after a collarbone injury sustained after scoring twice in the Under-23s’ Premier League 2 clash with Leicester City in January.

“He joined in with the senior session at the Aon Training Complex on Tuesday.
“The speedy 18-year-old forward signed a new contract at United last month after rising through the ranks.”

Elanga has been a key figure for Neil Wood’s Under-23s.

The Sweden youth international appeared as a substitute in the first team’s only pre-season friendly, at Aston Villa, before the 2020/21 campaign kicked off. Dailypost

EPL: Ole Solskjaer hails Martial, Shaw after Man United defeated Man City

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has singled out Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw for praise following his side’s 2-0 win over Manchester City in Sunday’s Premier League derby at Etihad.

According to Solskjaer, both Martial and Shaw were fantastic against Man City during the encounter.

Man United ended Man City’s long unbeaten run, thanks to goals from Bruno Fernandes and Shaw.

The result means Man United are now 11 points behind Pep Guardiola’s side on the Premier League table.

“I thought Anthony was absolutely superb today. He was more of the Anthony of old,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports after the game.

“He turns, gets hold of it, and to think he was a doubt this morning! Until two hours before the game, until after the warm-up, to be fair, I wasn’t sure if he was going to play or not. So fantastic. That was the same with Luke.”

Man United’s next fixture is against AC Milan in the Europa League on Thursday. Dailypost

EPL: Ole Solskjaer reveals why Cavani frustrates him after 2-1 win at Fulham

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has hailed Edinson Cavani after their 2-1 win over Fulham on Wednesday night.

However, Solskjaer admits he gets “frustrated at times” with the Uruguay striker.

Cavani cancelled out Ademola Lookman’s early opener at Craven Cottage, pouncing on an error from Alphonse Areola to score his fifth goal for the Red Devils.

Paul Pogba then fired home a second-half winner to send United back to the top of the Premier League.

Solskjaer hailed Cavani’s “incredible” movement after the game, but said he can get “frustrated” with Cavani when he moves wider and away from the danger areas.

“He’s the centre forward you want in the box. His movement is incredible and it’s something everyone can learn from.

“It’s almost like I get frustrated at times when he goes wide to put crosses in because he’s the one you want in there. Sometimes I have to ask him to do less running.

“But even in the second half, the header, great save by [Fulham goalkeeper Alphonse] Areola. His movement is spot on.

“He’s a type of centre forward we’ve been looking for and he compliments Marcus [Rashford], Mason [Greenwood] and Anthony [Martial] really well,” Solskjaer said. Dailypost

EPL: Why Man Utd’s 0-0 draw with Liverpool will not be good result – Ole Solskjaer

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said the team’s 0-0 draw at Liverpool will only be a good result if they win their next game.

The Red Devils played out a goalless draw at Anfield.

The result ensures United remain at the top of the table, two points ahead of Leicester City with 18 fixtures played.

“It is only a good result if we win the next game. It was an opportunity missed with the chances we had. But again we were playing a very good side.

“I’m disappointed, but still a point is okay if you win the next one.

“We were stronger towards the end. We didn’t start at all in the first half. We didn’t have any composure or try to impose ourselves,” Solskjaer told BBC Sport.

United travel to Fulham next on Wednesday, January 20. Dailypost

Man Utd vs West Brom: We were lucky to win – Ole Solskjaer

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has admitted his side were ‘lucky’ with the West Brom penalty decision that was overturned during their 1-0 win at Old Trafford on Saturday.

After a goalless first half, Slaven Bilic’s side were awarded a penalty in the second half after referee David Coote deemed Bruno Fernandes had fouled Conor Gallagher in the box.

Coote eventually reviewed the incident on the VAR pitch-side monitor and reversed his decision.

The referee later awarded United a penalty 10 minutes later, which Fernandes tucked away. But after his first attempt was saved, goalkeeper Sam Johnstone was caught coming off his line.

Solskjaer, speaking to BT Sport after the game, admits his side were lucky West Brom’s penalty was chalked off, noting that he believed a similar call in an earlier Premier League game was wrong.

“I looked at a penalty this afternoon, Villa-Brighton and there’s contact on the ball and then the man.

“In my head, it might be a penalty. Maybe, here we’re a tad lucky but none of them are given. Maybe the rules are different to how I interpret them,” he said. Dailypost


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