Solskjaer: Europa League perfect launchpad for Man Utd youngsters

Lawrence Kim
August 10, 2020

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has gotten some things wrong during his 20 months as manager of Manchester United, but not often in front of the television cameras. That little bit of passion and edge to the game is missing without the fans.

"We are in a odd period and unusual times and we've got to make the most of it".

"But I have to commend my players". "Of course, I like him scoring between the posts, scoring simple goals because we know he can score worldies".

"I owe my football career to this club so, to lift a trophy as a manager, would be the biggest achievement in my career", said the former Molde and Cardiff manager.

He was asked in the press conference about the run of one defeat in the last 23 games since January with him replying, "One defeat in twenty-three is one too many" I liked this from Ole as United should be looking to win every game they play. "I was thinking, "If you're doing it, I can do it as well".

It is 326 days since Mason Greenwood fired his way into the record books with a goal that prevented Manchester United's Europa League campaign from getting off to a sticky start against the champions of Kazakhstan.

"I've answered numerous questions on Paul, and we're delighted that he's back playing".

Solskjaer must decide whether to keep faith with Sergio Romero or restore David de Gea in goal and seemed to hint at Dean Henderson going out on loan against next season after admitting he could not have all three goalkeepers in his squad next term.

"He's training extra, he's always a great personality in and around the place, and hopefully we can see him lift this trophy [like] he's done before. He's done fantastic in building team after team and it's going to be a hard one".

'We wished each other good luck [before the last matches] and said hope to see you in Germany.

The last time these two sides met was in 2006 in the Champions League group stage and surprisingly it was Copenhagen who came out 1-0 winners.

The 47-year-old Reds boss spent time shadowing Solbakken (above) in 2011 in the Danish capital and the former Norway stars are "good but not close friends".

Whatever happens in the next two weeks in Germany - where temperatures have regularly been reaching 95 degrees during a summer heatwave - Solskjaer and his players will wave goodbye to the Europa League next season and make their return to the Champions League.

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