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Man Utd boss Solskjaer happy with Brighton win and lauds mature Greenwood.

Updated: Apr 6, 2021

FT: Man Utd 2-1 Brighton.

Solskjaer happy with mature Greenwood. [Getty]
Solskjaer happy with mature Greenwood. [Getty]

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer lauded Mason Greenwood after his impressive performance against Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday.

The Red Devils youngster scored the winning goal late on in the game after Marcus Rashford had already cancelled out Danny Welbeck’s first-half opener.

At some point, you would have thought United weren’t going to get the win but their record of coming from behind to win games this season has been impressive and they repeated that when they hosted the Seagulls at Old Trafford yesterday.

They have now won eight Premier League matches after trailing this term, however, was satisfied with the win.

"It's always difficult to play Brighton,” Solskjaer said. “We have had good results and we've had to earn them the hard way. We managed to find a way in the second half.

"Danny [Welbeck] was in the reserves when I was the coach. He is a big talent. It's great to see him back playing football with all the injuries he has had.

“We gave it away sloppily [for his goal]. Dean [Henderson] makes a good save first but then the rebound comes in. We had to come in at half time and compose ourselves as we didn't create much after they scored."

On Marcus Rashford's equaliser, the Norwegian said: "It was a long ball which went up, we won it and it was great by Bruno [Fernandes] to carry the ball. He's hacked down as well! The finish was excellent - calm and composed. Marcus has been working on that a lot.

"Mason [Greenwood] was mature. Today he was one of our brightest players. He was clean, he was tidy and he got the goal. It's a header inside the six-yard box and that's what we need more from Mason.

"I've got two great keepers, two numbers 1s. David de Gea spent a while back home and then he had internationals so he hadn't played for about a month. He'll definitely play football for us again."

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