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Press Conference: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Jesse Lingard, Eric Bailly, team news, Granada and more

Press Conference: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Jesse Lingard, Eric Bailly, team news, Granada and more

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Manchester United are set to face Granada in the second leg of the Europa League quarter finals on Thursday.

The Red Devils picked up a confident 2-0 away win last week, with Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes both netting for their side.

Ahead of the match head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has talked to the press and provided team news, injury updates and more.

On criticising Son Heung-min simulation over the weekend, United boss said:

“I think every manager has a certain values. When I got sent off against Newcastle many, many years ago I thought I did the right thing for the club.

“Sir Alex Ferguson absolutely lambasted me after the game ‘We don’t win that way at Man United’. We want to win playing by the book.”

When asked on resting players at risk of suspension, Solskjaer said:

“N.o. We go into game having to do everything we need to do to win. We don’t want any lazy yellow cards, just play the game properly.”

On Jesse Lingard’s form at West Ham, the Norwegian said:

“Jesse has been brilliant since he left. We could have kept him, he has always got a part to play. Man United through and through, never caused me a problem.

“He deserved a chance to play more football, that is why we left him go to West Ham. We would welcome him back, we hope he will go to the Euros. I hope he has strong finish to the league.

“It was different here. Bruno’s form in the same position. Delighted though for Jesse.”

On Eric Bailly, Solskjaer said:

“Eric is not available for tomorrow no. He has travelled back, yeah.”

On Axel Tuanzebe, Red Devils boss added:

“Axel has always been a very positive and hard working boy.

“Victor and Harry have formed a very good partnership, his chances have been limited. He is ready for this opportunity. I don’t think (abuse) affected him.”

On upcoming rivals, Granada, Solskjaer said:

“It is a quarter-final in Europe, they need to score goals. We have seen them against Barcelona, Real Madrid how dangerous they can be. We have to play a good game and not give them those opportunities.”

Source- Manchester Evening News

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