OLE GUNNAR SOLKSKJAER will be feeling a lot more comfortable heading into the international break after a routine 3-1 win at home to Brighton.
The Norwegian's Red Devils have now won five of their last six matches in all competitions and are up to seventh in the Premier League.
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OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER was delighted with what he saw from Manchester United in their win over Brighton.
The beaming Old Trafford chief said: “It was great, exhilarating.
“When you see a team perform like this and players perform like this, I know there are quite a few United fans who will go home – maybe some young fans – saying ‘I want to be like those attackers, I want to be like Brandon Williams, Dan James, Marcus Rashford.’
“That’s what we’re here for, and we haven’t done that enough this season, but today I thought it was excellent.”
SCOTT MCTOMINAY has given an injury update to fans on Instagram.
The 22-year-old had to be carried off in stoppage time today.
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BRANDON WILLIAMS might be just 19 but he showed he’s ready for the man’s game on his first ever Premier League start.
The Manchester United kid gave Neal Maupay a shove into the advertising hoardings, sparking a reaction from the Brighton forward.
With the pair contesting a ball as it rolled out of play in the first half, Williams gave his opponent a little nudge in the back that sent the Seagull ace flying off the pitch.
Maupay was furious and confronted Williams – but the kid showed a wise head on his shoulders as he resisted rising to the bait.
It’s not the first time Williams has pushed an opponent off the pitch, with the fledgling doing the same to Callum Hudson-Odoi during the Red Devil’s recent meeting with Chelsea.
The local lad was in the thick of it again in the second half when a high foot led to VAR checking for a straight red card.
However he was let off with a booking.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave Williams his first start in the top flight after a string of impressive performances in other competitions from the academy product.
With Luke Shaw injured and Ashley Young suspended it was an easy decision for the Manchester United boss to make.
Explaining his decision before kick-off, Solskjaer said: “I’ve liked what I’ve seen from him since he’s come into the group.
“Obviously we could have given him a game on Thursday [the 3-0 win over Partizan in the Europa League] but I thought it was best for him to be preparing for this one.
“Brandon’s been very good when he’s played. It’s a good test for him.
“I rested him on Thursday night just for him to be ready. I think it’s fair when young boys play their first start in the Premier League they should be rested.”
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