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Solskjaer hails 'matured Greenwood' for 5-1 victory over Leeds

Sat 14 August 2021 | 15:03

Manchester United kick off their Premier League campaign with a 5-1 triumph over their rivals at Old Trafford. Bruno Fernandes put the Red Devils ahead in the first half, but Luke Ayling equalized for the Whites just after half-time.

However, 

the Red Devils responded far better than well

 as Mason Greenwood fired them back in front. The Portuguese scored two more to bag a hat-trick while Fred put the icing on the cake for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's by scoring their fifth goal.

Solskjaer told 

BBC Match of the Day

“Of course when Bruno scores three and Paul gets four assists, the headlines are going to be about them two, but for me it’s about the team. Those two can produce the big moments because of what’s around them. Mason [Greenwood]’s development has been great. He’s become a man compared to two years ago.”

“I couldn’t have asked for more,” 

he added on his team’s performance. 

“You’re always a bit worried before the first game – fitness-wise, have we done enough? Tactics-wise? The sessions have been geared just to this game. It’s been a fantastic day.”

 

Asked how he feels about the strength of his squad, especially with the addition of 

Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane

 this summer, the Norwegian added: 

“I’m very happy with the status at the moment. 

“We waited for Raphael to get everything sorted. That meant a lot to the fans, and Jadon will get better and better. We’ve got a few more coming back, so good times.”


source: BBC

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