Date Posted: Thursday 7 November 2019 10:45
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was delighted to see his team seek more goals as they qualified for the Europa League knockout round.
Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford goals secured comfortable 3-0 win over Partizan, in a game they dominated and perhaps should have scored more.
Solskjaer had expressed his desire to see his team produce a pre-match goal display and was pleased with the response.
He told BT Sport: “We needed a win, but we needed a performance where the boys wanted to advance and score more than one goal.
“We could have had a lot more, but it was nice and it was important to get the points.
“You expect to win at home against teams like this. No disrespect to Partizan, because they gave us a very good game there, but at home you expect to win.
"We should have buried him in the first 10 minutes, but scoring 2-0 at halftime makes you confident."
The United boss was also asked about the injury that saw Scott McTominay limping in the second half.
He added: "He said he'll be fine, but I don't know, I hope he's fit for Sunday [against Brighton].
“We want to win the group, but traveling to Astana is not something we look forward to with Aston Villa, Spurs and Man City next week, so maybe we can rest some players for that game.
"It's always good for players to score goals and get confidence, and we know how important Sunday is for us because we want to look at the top four."