Solskjaer singles out Rashford, Fernandes for praise after Granada win

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has heaped the praise on both Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford after Manchester United’s 2-0 victory over Granada.

Manchester United have placed themselves in a commanding position in their Europa League quarter-final against Granada.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side didn’t really get out of third gear, but taking a 2-0 victory back to Old Trafford is absolutely massive. In truth, the result was built upon the solid foundation of a defence that simply would not be beaten.

However, at the other end of the pitch, it was the usual suspects who’d score the all-important goals, ensuring that we had a lead to bring back to Manchester.

Marcus Rashford (on practically one leg) and Bruno Fernandes delivered the goods once more, with the former taking his tally to twenty on the season for the second consecutive campaign. It was Rashford’s cool touch and finish that sent United on their way, with Bruno wrapping things up with a penalty (as per usual).

After the 2-0 victory, Solskjaer would single out the duo for praise, hailing both of his key performers for stepping up when the team needed them the most.

Check out what Solskjaer had to say here:

“They [Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes] have been exceptional, so important for us. It was a very good run by Rashford, takes the ball fantastically.” Solskjaer told the media, including the Daily Express.

“Bruno is so confident on penalties even though the keeper almost saved it.

“Same as always [attitude for next week]. We want to win every game.

“It’s still a young team, a learning team. We have to improve all the time. Football catches you so quickly if you rest. We can’t have any other approach.”

What else is there to say about Bruno? The guy is just a born winner and he will not stop until his team is at the top. He’s having another immaculate season at the heart of our midfield and we’re so, so lucky to have him.

As for Rashford, he just keeps improving under the tutelage of Solskjaer. That’s 31 goal contributions this term for the Englishman – and that’s made even more impressive due to the fact that he’s been injured for the last few months.

I just hope that Rashy can see out the season, help United to a top-four finish and hopefully a Europa League trophy. Then, from there, get surgery and come back feeling 100% in the 2021/22 campaign.

Well played fellas!

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