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Sport Solskjaer encouraged by improving Man Utd after Europa League rout

04:10  28 february  2020
04:10  28 february  2020 Source:   goal.com

Ole: CL not essential to attract players to Utd

  Ole: CL not essential to attract players to Utd Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Champions League qualification is not “the be all and end all” for Manchester United to sign their preferred transfer targets. United trail fourth-placed Chelsea by six points ahead of the two clubs meeting at Stamford Bridge on Monday, live on Sky Sports, in a pivotal game in their pursuit of a return to Europe's top-tier club competition.Solskjaer, who signed Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo in January, could also qualify for the Champions League by winning the Europa League, which they will resume against Club Brugge in the last 32 on Thursday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was delighted by the way his Manchester United team swatted aside Club Brugge 5-0 in their Europa League tie. A pair of late goals by Fred sealed the rout and continued a good run of form for United . Solskjaer was particularly delighted with their defensive form, with the

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still needs to sign "four or five players" in order to turn Manchester United The Red Devils sit seventh in the Premier League table after 12 fixtures of the 2019-20 campaign Neville has been encouraged by his old club's recent performances Next up for United is a trip to fifth-place Sheffield United on November 24, before another away fixture against Astana in the Europa League

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer talking on a cell phone: Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer © Getty Images Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes his players demonstrated signs of their ongoing improvement after an emphatic Europa League victory over Club Brugge.

The Red Devils booked their place in the last 16 of the competition with a 5-0 second-leg win over 10-man Brugge at Old Trafford to progress 6-1 on aggregate.

A Fred brace and goals from Bruno Fernandes, Odion Ighalo and Scott McTominay inspired United on Thursday, although Brugge played most of the game with 10 men after Simon Deli was sent off for deliberate handball.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still needs to sign "four or five players" in order to turn Manchester United into serious trophy contenders once again, according to Gary Neville. Neville has been encouraged by his old club's recent performances, but still feels Solskjaer will need to land a few more targets in the

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still needs to sign "four or five players" in order to turn Manchester United into serious trophy contenders once again, according to Gary Neville. Neville has been encouraged by his old club's recent performances, but still feels Solskjaer will need to land a few more targets in the

Soccer Football - Europa League - Round of 32 Second Leg - Manchester United v Club Brugge - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - February 27, 2020  Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Bruno Fernandes after he is substituted off  Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff © Thomson Reuters Soccer Football - Europa League - Round of 32 Second Leg - Manchester United v Club Brugge - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - February 27, 2020 Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Bruno Fernandes after he is substituted off Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

Nevertheless, Solskjaer was pleased to see United head into Friday's draw on the back of a comprehensive victory with several impressive individual displays.

"I think there are loads of players out there who have improved," Solskjaer said in his post-match media conference after United extended their unbeaten run to seven matches across all competitions.

"Scott McTominay is back and I think he’s improved. Fred, I wasn’t sure if I was going to be alive for the next time he was going to score! 

Solskjaer: No Europa League reliance on CL spot

  Solskjaer: No Europa League reliance on CL spot Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned his squad that they cannot rely on winning the Europa League to qualify for next season's Champions League.United host Club Brugge on Thursday with their Europa League round-of-32 tie level at 1-1 going into the second leg at Old Trafford, with the winners of the competition securing entry to Europe's top competition.

CLUB BRUGGE'S chances of a Europa League giant-killing against Manchester United have been rocked by the news that star striker Emmanuel Dennis Despite their opponent's injury concerns, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is likely to take little risk with his team selection by announcing a strong starting XI.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has conceded Man Utd could begin to suffer financially if they fail to qualify for next season's Champions League . United missed out on this term's Champions League , instead progressing into the Europa League , with the Red Devils hosting Club Brugge at Old Trafford in the

"Fred's had so many attempts. One with his right and one with his left. It’s been an on-going joke between us, of course, but he got those goals and I’m very pleased for him.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Manchester United manager / head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Mason Greenwood at full time of the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between Manchester United and Club Brugge at Old Trafford on February 27, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images) © 2020 AMA Sports Photo Agency MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Manchester United manager / head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Mason Greenwood at full time of the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between Manchester United and Club Brugge at Old Trafford on February 27, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)

"Obviously, we're in a moment now that we rotate a bit, players are getting games. But when you score goals and you play like this, you're going to get more confidence.

"When we got 1-0 and they had a man sent off it helps, but you're still playing against players in and around the box, our imagination there was good."

Solskjaer praised the willingness of Ighalo after the Nigeria striker – on loan from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua – scored his first goal for United on his full debut.

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He added: "I think, as a fellow striker myself, I know important that first goal is and he’s been close a couple of times. 

"You can see he sniffs goals, he wants to be there, where it sometimes hurts. 

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"That goal, he was sharp in his head and, as that ball is played over to Juan, he spins and was on the six-yard line when Juan puts it there. That’s a natural striker."

Brugge goalkeeper Simon Mignolet said Deli's sending off made United's task significantly less taxing.

"United deserved to go through," he said. "It was a little easier for them after the red card, but we can have no complaints with the result."

Ole: Pogba to be at Utd next season .
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is adamant that Paul Pogba will remain at Manchester United next season. The World Cup-winning midfielder has continually been linked with a move away from Old Trafford with a war of words erupting last month between Pogba's agent Mino Raiola and Solskjaer last month.Raiola took to social media stating Pogba is neither his nor Solskjaer's "property" after the United boss had previously said: "Paul is our player and not Mino's.

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