Winning the Europa League would be a fitting reward at the end of a tough season for Manchester United, their manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Thursday after his team completed a 4-0 aggregate win over Granada in the quarterfinals.
Solskjaer hopes to win the Europa League
United produced two efficient performances to ease past the Spanish team, drawing praise from their manager after a 2-0 win in the home leg ahead of a semifinal against Italian side AS Roma.
United thrashed Roma 7-1 at Old Trafford to reach the 2007 Champions League semis. Still, the Norwegian coach said his team must be wary of the Italian side’s defensive steel and striker Edin Dzeko’s finishing.
Solskjaer rested Marcus Rashford against Granada, hoping the striker would recover from a niggling foot injury for the Burnley clash. He took Paul Pogba off at halftime after the France midfielder got booked.
They were able to see out the game with a very professional display.