Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits unlikely partnership is solution to long-standing Man Utd issue – Mirror Online

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits unlikely partnership is solution to long-standing Man Utd issue – Mirror Online

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Aaron Wan-Bissaka unlikely partnership with Mason Greenwood has helped fix Manchester United’s right-wing problems.

Full-back Wan-Bissaka played behind Greenwood on the same flank in the Red Devils 9-0 demolition of Southampton on Tuesday night.

And it was the defender who opened the scoring for United after a quarter of an hour played, as Solskjaer’s side destroyed nine-man Southampton at Old Trafford.

Solskjaer was pleased with what he saw from the right-back signed from Crystal Palace, and equally what Greenwood served up, despite not getting himself on the scoresheet.

The United boss went as far to say that the pair combing has helped fill the hole on the Red Devils’ right-wing that was left when Antonio Valencia departed.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised Aaron Wan-Bissaka's unlikely partnership with Mason Greenwood
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s unlikely partnership with Mason Greenwood
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“I think the right side has traditionally, over the years, been a challenge for us going forward,” Solskjaer said. “We haven’t found a right winger or right-back to fill the void left by Antonio when he left.

“Aaron is getting better and Mason’s performance tonight was excellent even though he didn’t score – and that’s a good thing, that we scored nine goals and Mason didn’t get one.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka opens the scoring against Southampton
Aaron Wan-Bissaka opens the scoring against Southampton

“The two can form a good right side and I can’t remember the last time a full-back crossed for another full-back and scored for Man United, so someone needs to help me with that one.

“What I liked about the performance was the hunger and attitude to do the right things and get better and better and practice good habits and that’s the only way we can improve and get better, do the right things.

Mason Greenwood wasn't on the scoresheet in the demolition job
Mason Greenwood wasn’t on the scoresheet in the demolition job
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“You see loads of things we’ve been working on but we don’t want to be a team that you can predict, we want to be a little bit unpredictable as well.

“But that has to come from the players, I thought they were excellent, that the freedom, creativity and imagination was there.

“The performance was positive and something we can look at.You have to think about them being down to 10 men but it’s never easy to play against 10 men, either.”

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