Match reaction Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Brighton v Man Utd 30 June 2020
Greenwood fired home brilliantly on 16 minutes, before Fernandes, our Man of the Match, netted in each half. The second of the Portuguese’s strikes came from a sublime team counter-attack, which ended with Bruno volleying home emphatically.
Here’s what Ole had to say to MUTV, Sky Sports and reporters during his pre-match press conference as he reflected on an enjoyable night and another vital three points…
CONFIDENCE AND QUALITY
“Oh, I rate this performance highly. Fantastic from the word go. The boys were full of confidence and quality. We played some exceptional stuff. It’s always hard to play against Brighton, Graham’s teams keep the ball well, but I thought we pressed them well from the front – Anthony, Marcus, Mason, Bruno showed intensity and the intent. We spoke about intent before the game, on and off the ball, and when we had it, we tried to create and we did create with some fantastic goals.”
FIT AS FIDDLES
“The players are fit. We did have a meeting, just before the lockdown, about making this work our way and we promised each other that we were all going to come back in really fit and ready to go because we know we have loads to play for. And I think it’s been proven right. They’ve done their work and we’ve got a big squad. Of course it’s nice to be able to rotate but Bruno [played] 120 minutes, Luke 120 minutes and Harry 120 minutes the other day and perform as well as they did, fantastic.”