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Man Utd boss delighted with 4-1 win over Istanbul Basaksehir

Man Utd 4-1 Istanbul Basaksehir.

Solskjaer pleased with win over Istanbul Basaksehir [Getty]
Solskjaer pleased with win over Istanbul Basaksehir [Getty]

The Red Devils pulled off a dazzling 4-1 win over Istanbul Basaksehir.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer heaped praise on his Red Devils after they thrashed Istanbul Basaksehir 4-1 on Tuesday night.

United continued their winning habit at Old Trafford as Bruno Fernandes' double, Marcus Rashford's penalty, and a late strike from Daniel James moved them closer to securing a spot in the last 16 of Europe's elite competition.

The victory against the Turkish club meant United need just one point to go through to the knock-out stages with two games left to play against PSG and RB Leipzig respectively.

"I felt first half we saw the intent straight away, they wanted to play and they enjoyed it," Solskjaer told BT Sport. It's a Champions League night at Old Trafford, you'd expect them to enjoy themselves. We scored some very nice goals, I'm pleased."

On Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek and Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, the Norwegian said: "The two are getting used to how we want them to play - Donny can play in different positions and Edinson is a good old fashioned number nine and we haven't had that for a while and I was happy with how Anthony [Martial] played off the left."

On the penalty they conceded, he said: "Marcus is a very good penalty taker and Bruno is very confident, if Bruno wants to give it to Marcus then why not? Anthony Martial took one against Leipzig too - why not share it around?"

Solskjaer also gave an injury update on Victor Lindelof and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

"Hopefully they'll be ready for the weekend - it's ankle for Aaron and back for Victor. There was no point taking any more risks," he said.

When quizzed about their chances of progressing into the last 16, the Man Utd manager replied: "We need one point, but of course we want to be top of the group but we'll take it one game at a time."

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