Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had to remotivate his players in the Europa League semi-final tie against AS Roma.
Manchester United ran out 6-2 winners in the first leg despite trailing 2-1 in the opening 45 minutes.
“The result is positive but it’s not finished,” Paul Pogba said. There is one more leg to go through. We’re going to have to stay focused and play with the same mentality.”
“In the first half we made two mistakes and conceded two goals. We were a bit all over the place after the second goal.
“At half-time we said let’s do the right things, let’s do simple things. The manager spoke. We were all motivated to score as many goals as possible.”
Solskjaer had to defend his team selection as Bruno Fernandes and Edinson Cavani got a brace each. Mason Greenwood and Pogba knocked in the other two to completely blow their Italian opposition out of the park.
“It’s easy up there thinking who should play and who should not play.
“Maybe those two should try to leave players out themselves and pick a team with balance.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer certainly justified his decisions this evening ?
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 29, 2021