Solskjaer reacts, as Man United reach semi-final for the third time this season

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Manchester United manager, Olé Gunnar Solskjaer has expressed delight to see his boys qualify for the semi-finals of the Europa League, after a patient win over FC Copenhagen on Monday night.

The Danish side caused United problems, and proved difficult to break down for most of the encounter, but an extra time penalty from Bruno Fernandes was enough to ensure Solskjaer’s side make it to the next stage of the competition.

Solskjaer has now hailed his side for reaching the third semi final of the season, after reaching the Carabao Cup and FA Cup semi-final.

Speaking to BT Sport after the match, Solskjaer expressed happiness in the outcome of the match, and commended his players for showing calm and confidence in the face of stubborn opposition.

He said, “It’s the third time we’re into the semi-finals [this season].

“We’ve got into the semis of every competition that we’ve been in this season, so I’m extremely proud of the boys’ performance.

“I knew they [Copenhagen] would be hard to break down so we had to be patient. We knew we would get chances, our attackers will always create chances.”

The Red Devils will now hope it’s third time lucky for them, after also reaching the semi-finals of the FA Cup and the Carabao cup, and failing to advance in both competitions.