Manchester United win 'template' for future performances - Solskjaer

Manchester United win 'template' for future performances - Solskjaer

Manchester United set out against Partizan Belgrade with a clear intention: to attack.

United's improved attack was key to the 3-0 victory at Old Trafford.

"We were on the front foot against Liverpool and we really should have won the game".

A deadly attacking trio of Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford all linked up well to put on an emphatic display.

Asked if he had not wanted to heap pressure on the teenager during Martial's recent injury lay-off, Solskjaer said: "Not really". We felt if we played a strong team and created chances, we needed players out there to take them.

"I'm very pleased with all of those finishes, all three goals were high class", Solskjaer said. "He went over on the inside of his ankle". Anthony - that was probably the skill of the night, that goal. I'm not going to give the team out now.

"He scored a victor in that game against Doncaster, which always gives players confidence", Solskjaer said ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash against Brighton.

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"It is easier when you score early and score two or three goals in the first half you play more confidently, you have more spaces and you don't feel exhausted when you are winning and you can run and run and pass and move".

"We couldn't live with their tempo", Partizan manager Savo Milosevic said after the match. "We managed to score three goals but it could have been a lot more".

"But it's learning, these boys are learning". "That was the reason we played the three of them as well".

"This is a little bit of a template on how we want to play, definitely."

Scott McTominay had to be withdrawn in the 75 minute after picking up a knock with Harry Maguire also looking to be struggling with something during the second 45. But I think he is on his way up again. "He's still composed. Whether that's a game with his mates in the park or a cup final he will still finish the same, hopefully". "Scott is more of a concern, so let's see how he recovers in the next few days".

Solskjaer acknowledged a comparison between the finishing of Greenwood and former United striker Robin Van Persie, as well as nodding to a personality as adaptable as his footwork. He'll need more goals on his left because he is in that position often and he can go both ways.

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