Solskjaer reveals why he’s happy the game entered extra time

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Manchester United had to play through extra time before getting a goal against Danish side Copenhagen.

United missed chances after chances, but couldn’t get a goal until the 95th minute, 5 minutes into extra time, when Bruno Fernandes converted a penalty.

Speaking after the game, United boss Olé Gunnar Solskjaer admitted it was a good thing the match went into extra time, as it allowed the team’s hard work to pay off.

“It was about patience, not making mistakes and we knew we’d get chances,” he said. “Anthony, Mason [Greenwood], Marcus [Rashford], Bruno will always create chances in every game.

“I think maybe we needed it. Towards the end we needed the goal but we didn’t go gung-ho, as we felt like 30 minutes we’d get the goal. A good take by Antho and we could have got others as well.”

United will now wait to see who their opponent in the semis will be, between Wolves and Sevilla, as they take on each other on Tuesday.