Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tells Man Utd they can go all the way in Europe after Leipzig win


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told his players they can go all the way in the Champions League – as Marcus Rashford issued a vicious notice of their intention in the competition. The forward matched his touching acts off the pitch to tackle child hunger with the astonishing on-pitch contribution of an 18-minute treble from the bench – the first Manchester United player to do so since Solksjaer him – even in 1999 – as an English club. rioted against Leipzig.

And their admiring manager insisted that there are no limits for his team, if they can maintain the incredible mentality and commitment they showed on a glorious European night.

“We have played against two very good teams now in Leipzig and PSG, two tough games, and the quality is absolutely fantastic,” he said.

Solskjaer believes United can go all the way

“If we’re focused on doing the same in the next job, and the next job and the next job after that, then who knows how far we can go. If you can work and work, you will get your rewards.

“The team is good and adaptable and they give us options to play different formations. I am very happy at the moment.

Rashford’s astonishing hat-trick was the star’s turn on a remarkable night when United made last season’s semi-finalists look distinctly average.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may have missed Jadon Sancho this summer, but he still made great strides in the transfer market with the arrival of Donny van de Beek, Alex Telles and Edinson Cavani.

But their start to the season was a mixed bag, with a home loss to Crystal Palace and a 6-1 beating from Spurs at one end of the ladder, and a formidable 2-1 win over PSG in Paris in the other.

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And it comes after United separated last season’s finalists from PSG in their previous game.

Solksjaer himself scared three off the bench at Forest in 1999, and subsequently another European hero at the club, Rio Ferdinand, insisted the striker was a class above all other forwards. for the time being.

“Marcus Rashford is on fire. It’s like being in the playing field with a sixth alumnus against the younger boys and he’s intimidating everyone – too fast and too hard, ”he said.

“He was head and shoulders above Leipzig. He made some defenders, whom we loved before the game, look like school kids tonight.

While United have shown real intention of their Champions League ambition, there was less good news elsewhere, with Solskjaer revealing that his new signing Alex Telles has tested positive for coronavirus and will self-isolate for two weeks – which means that he will be absent until after the international break-up.

“Such has tested positive for the coronavirus. He doesn’t have any symptoms though, so he’ll be fine, ”he says.


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