Solskjaer gives his verdict on Manchester United’s performance in 2-1 victory over LASK Linz

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Manchester United beat LASK 2-1 on Wednesday night at Old Trafford in the second leg of our last-16 Europa League tie – a result which secures the Reds’ place in the last eight of the competition.

Wednesday’s 2-1 victory secured a 7-1 aggregate victory over LASK Linz and progress to the quarterfinals of the Europa League, with United to battle FC Copenhagen on Monday, for a place in the semi-finals.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave his verdict on the team’s performance against LASK Linz.

Solskjaer said: “We didn’t quite have the sharpness.

“Of course, they haven’t played for a while, some of these lads, and it showed. But we won again, and it was another debut [for] one of the kids, so it’s been a good night.

“We expected them to come out flying and aggressive because we’ve seen them before and of course there’s a new coach who wants them to work hard. We expected it.

“It’s difficult when they haven’t played for a while, our players. They’ve been in and out, 10 or 15 minutes each but not many have played 90 minutes and definitely not together as a team. It took some time before we got the rhythm but we won the game and that’s job done.”