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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 'very, very happy with' Man Utd 5-2 win against Bournemouth.

Updated: Jul 8, 2020

  • It was a free-scoring United at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

  • Mason Greenwood’s left and right foot produced a brilliant finish against the Cherries.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was delighted with how his Manchester United side secured a 5-2 win against Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon.

Teenage striker Mason Greenwood scored twice in the Premier League for the first time as the Red Devils came from behind to beat the Cherries and boost their chances of clinching a top-four spot.

Greenwood cancelled out Junior Stanislas' 15th-minute opener before United ran riot over the away side.

Marcus Rashford made it 2-1 from the penalty spot and Anthony Martial increased the lead with a brilliant volley into the top corner of the net.

Joshua King pegged one back for Eddie Howe's team as his penalty made it 3-2, but United stepped up their game as Greenwood registered his second of the game with a cracking volley before Bruno Fernandes' free-kick secured three points.

United boss Solskjaer, speaking to BBC Sport after the win at Old Trafford: "Very pleasing, attacking football which we wanted in front of the Stretford End, shame no fans here. If there were fans I think we could have scored a few more as well.

"We didn't stress, we didn't change our ways we were patient.

"I have enjoyed the last few games to be honest and it is healthy, you don't age as quickly."

On the front three all scoring, he said: "They are exciting. We have players who provide chances for them but they have pace and skill. It is just too bad our fans could not be here and spurred them on for a couple more.

"Mason [Greenwood] has chipped in with 15, Bruno's tally is going up so we have goals everywhere. I am not worried about goals in the team.

"Mason is one of the best if not the best finisher I have worked with and seen. He is so calm. He knows where to finish if it is on the training ground, here or in his garden at home.

"We have to build on that. Many big games to come and we need more big wins because we know our goal difference isn't the greatest. Confidence is sky high, you get energy and confidence by performances and results and we are getting that at the minute.

"I have enjoyed the last few games to be honest and it is healthy, you don't age as quickly."

Speaking to BT Sport, the Norwegian said: "Very, very happy with today - with the energy in the team and the goals we scored. I think that was a game for the fans. That is definitely one the Stretford end would have enjoyed.

"They are on the same team and working towards one common goal. That is one of the positive things about the forwards they are good friends and keep challenging each other."

On Greenwood's impressive display, he replied: "He is a fantastic goalscorer. The moment he chose the goal, they were very important moments for us. He is a very, very talented boy and we will nurture him and manage him as best we can."

On Victor Lindelof, who was replaced with Eric Bailly at half-time, Solsakjer said: "He struggled with his back but hopefully won't be too bad."

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