Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2019 10:52 am
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskier was thrilled to see his team push for more goals as they qualified in the knockout stages of the Europa League.
Goals by Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford provided a a comfortable 3-0 win over Partizan, dominated the game and maybe they should have achieved more.
Solskjair expressed a desire to see his side produce a goal before the match and was pleased with the response.
He told him BT Sport: "We needed a win, but we needed a performance in which the boys wanted to go ahead and score more than one goal.
“We could have had more loads but it was nice and it was important to get the points.
"You expect to win at home against teams like this. There is no disrespect to Partizan, because they gave us a really good game there, but at home you expect to win.
"We should have buried him in the first 10 minutes, but going 2-0 at halftime makes sure."
The United boss was also asked about the injury he saw to Scott McCain in a hobby in the second half.
He added: "He said it would be good, but I don't know, I hope it is good for Sunday [against Brighton].
"We want to win the group, but the trip away to Astana is not what we should expect with Aston Villa, Spurs and Man City this week after, so we may have a few players rest for that game.
"It's always good for players to score goals and gain confidence and we know how important a week is to us because we want to look for the top four."